Maria Fatima Monteiro, 86, of Hudson


Maria Fatima Monteiro, 86, of HudsonHudson – Maria Fatima (Carvalho) Monteiro, 86, of Hudson, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017, surrounded by her adoring family, at River Terrace Nursing home after a period of declining health. She joins her husband of 30 years, Antonio Monteiro, who predeceased her Dec. 20, 1981, in heaven.

Maria Fatima is survived by her son, Jose Monteiro and his wife Celestina of Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal; two daughters, Natalia Bairos and her husband Armando of Clinton and Nelia Santos and her husband Alexandre of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Jose Antonio Monteiro, Victor Monteiro, Catarina Monteiro, Tony Bairos, Amanda Bairos, Christine Santos and Michael Santos; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Antonio, she was also predeceased by her parents, Bernardino Carvalho and Maria Conceicão Braga, two sisters and five brothers.

Maria Fatima was born Oct. 27, 1930 in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, the youngest of eight to Bernardino Carvalho and Maria Conceicão Braga. She married the love of her life, Antonio Puim Monteiro, in October 1952, and together they raised their family in Santa Maria until immigrating to Hudson June 15, 1981. Shortly after coming to the United States, Maria Fatima lost her husband, but she remained in Hudson to be close to her daughters and grandchildren.

Maria Fatima was a devoted homemaker and she dedicated her life to taking care of her family. True to her Portuguese heritage she was an amazing cook and her sweet breads were rivaled by none. She also enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Most of all, Maria Fatima loved spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person and her beautiful smile will be forever missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, May 30 at Saint Michael’s Parish of Hudson, followed by a procession to Saint Michael’s Cemetery for final committal services and burial.

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