Hudson – Maria Carvalho, 93, of Hudson, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a period of declining health. She joins her beloved husband, Agostinho Carvalho, who predeceased her in 2013. They had celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Maria was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Costa. Together with her family, she moved to Hudson from Portugal in 1972 and was employed at Hudson Lock until her retirement in 1993. She was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson.
Maria was a dedicated wife and mother and loved spending time with her family, having them gather around the table. She enjoyed immensely cooking and baking for her family. The grandchildren all looked forward to “Avó’s biscoitos.” Never afraid of hard work, she was happiest when serving others.
She is survived by her children, Beatriz Maimone and her husband Michael of Acton, Jose Carvalho and his wife Belmira of Hudson, Antonio Carvalho and his wife Odelta of Hudson, Rosa Marston of Hudson, and Manuel Carvalho and his wife Tracie of Manchester. She is also survived by her brothers, Antonio Costa of Ontario, Canada, João Costa of Hudson, Manuel Costa of Hudson; sisters, Gloria Braga, Emilia Braga, Rosa Collins, all of Hudson; eight loving grandchildren, Joshua, Derek, Alexis, Katherine, Jared, Michael, Madeline and CeeCe; four great-grandchildren, Gabby, Jackson, Mason and Carson; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, José Costa; grandson, Timothy Marston; and sister Maria N. Sousa.
Visiting hours were held Nov. 10 at the Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home of Hudson. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Nov. 11 at Saint Michael Parish of Hudson, followed by interment in Saint Michael Cemetery.