Obituary: Maria (Matos) Santos

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Maria (Matos) Santos
Maria (Matos) Santos

WATERBURY — Maria (Matos) Santos, 94, widow of Antonio J. Santos, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Santos was born in Escariz, Vila Real, Portugal on Feb. 2, 1921, daughter of the late Antonio Alves Matos and Palmira (Pitrez) Matos. She moved from Portugal to the United States in 1968 and settled in Waterbury. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, and especially spending time with her family. Mrs. Santos was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Maria is survived by her two sons, Heitor Santos, Luciano Santos and his wife, Salete, all of Waterbury; her five daughters, Orlanda Santos of Waterbury, Maria Helena Argenta and her husband, Frank, Aurelia Varrone and her husband, Daniel, all of Middlebury, Fernanda DiMichele and her husband, Steven, of Southbury, and Palmira Metcalf and her husband, Chris, of Middlebury; nine grandchildren, Paul and David Santos, Taryn and Lauren Argenta, Stefanie and Sarah DiMichele, and Olivia, Morgan and Hannah Metcalf; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Americo Santos, and her granddaughter Jackie DiMichele.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Waterbury. Those attending are asked to please meet at 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Adoulfe Cemetery, Villa Real, Portugal. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2017 Baldwin St., Waterbury, CT 06706.

To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.