Maria Lopes

Obituary of Maria Lopes

Maria (Andrade) Lopes, 90, of Kingston, MA passed away peacefully on May 27, 2022 surrounded by her family.  Born July 21, 1931 to the late Jose and Inez (Neves) Andrade.

Loving mother of Jeanette and Thomas McNamara of Weymouth, Annette Lopes of Carver, John N. Lopes Jr. of Falmouth, Roy Lopes of Kingston and Marlene Lopes of Duxbury. Proud Grandmother and Great Grandmother to many. 

Loving sister of Ulysses and Wilma Andrade of Rockland and the late Dulcinea and her husband Joseph DeFaria. She was also predeceased by her siblings John Andrade of Rockland, Alfred Andrade of Boston, Julieta and Jack DeFaria of Duxbury, Jose Andrade of New Bedford, and John and Justa Silva of East Providence RI. She adored her nieces and nephews who were like children to her and they thought of her as another mother.

Maria will always be remembered for the love she had for her family and for her strength and perseverance.  From her struggles to enter this country just 2 days before her 21st birthday to battling illnesses in her late years, Maria amazed everyone around her.  She beat so many odds and so many marveled at her resiliency.

Her pastimes consisted of tending to her flowers, plants and garden, but she was especially known as a talented seamstress.  Whether it was simply replacing a button or making a prom dress, Maria was the go to person and you were always impressed with her work.  Maria strived for perfection and it showed in everything she did.

Those that really knew Maria well would say she had a great sense of humor and her blunt comments and facial expressions would always make people laugh.  

Maria will be tremendously missed by so many, but by no one more than her five children whom she modeled unconditional love, a very strong work ethic and the importance of paying attention to every detail.  She was their rock and they will always treasure their memories of her.

May she finally rest in eternal peace and may she continue to watch over all of her family and friends that love her and miss her so much.

Her funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 8:00 - 9:30 am at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St, Kingston, MA, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 am at Saint Joseph Parish in  Kingston. Burial will be at the Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland, MA.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Maria
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston
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