Hudson – Maria M. (Monteiro) Chaves, 76, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her beloved family, June 2, 2019 after a period of declining health. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 57 years, Manuel S. Chaves.
Maria was born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal on April 1, 1943, one of ten children of the late Jose C. and Maria (Braga) Monteiro. She was raised in Santa Maria and later immigrated to Hudson with her husband and family in 1976 after living in Canada for ten years.
Maria worked for many years as an assembler until retiring 9 years ago from Telemed Systems in Hudson. She was a long-time member at Saint Michael Parish in Hudson. Maria also enjoyed crocheting, sewing and spending time at the Hudson Senior Center with her many friends. She also loved to cook and to feed her large family especially her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her beloved husband, Manuel S. Chaves, she is also survived by three children, Delia Chaves of Hudson, Laurette Chaves and her partner Mark of Clinton, and Jeanny Mahoney and her husband Troy of Dover, N.H.; her grandson who she raised, Moises Pascoal and wife Barbara; seven siblings, Filomena Resendes, Rosa Carvalho, Jose M. Monteiro, Frank Monteiro, Laurinda Resendes, Lucy Cabral and Isabel Moura; eight additional grandchildren, Ronald, Rhonda, Billiejean, Krystal, Felicia, Caitlin, Alexis and Serena; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Lidia Pascoal, and two brothers, Antonio Monteiro and Jose E. Monteiro.
A period of calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 4-7 p.m., at TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St. Hudson. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m., at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, followed by interment in Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson.