Maria E. (Damasio) Martins

December 21st, 2018

Maria E. Martins, age 84, of Tewksbury, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully, on December 21st, surrounded by her loving family.

Maria emigrated to the United States in 1967 from Sao Miguel, Azores, where she settled in Somerville. Maria worked for several years as a housekeeper for the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.  When she retired, she helped to raise and care for her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy.  Maria loved sewing, crocheting, watching Family Feud and most of all, spending time with her beautiful family.  She will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice and singing “Happy Birthday” to her children and grandchildren on their birthdays.

Maria was the beloved wife of the late Manuel Martins, devoted mother of Dora Figueiredo & her husband Angelo of Wilmington, Rosa Figueiredo & her husband Leo of Wilmington, Mario Martins & his wife Alicia of Wilmington, Paula Mirabella & her husband Joseph of Wilmington and Louis Martins of Ft. Worth, TX.  She was the loving “Vovo” of Jason & Angela Figueiredo, Amanda & Ryan McDonald, Nicholas Figueiredo, Matthew & Gabrielle Figueiredo, Stephanie Figueiredo, Meghan Martins, Mario Martins Jr., Caitlin Martins, Keara Martins, Maeve Martins, Gabriella Mirabella, Sabrina Mirabella, Gianna Mirabella, Joseph Mirabella Jr., Jeremy Martins and Kassie Martins.  “Bisavo” of Xavier, Oscar, Camille, Colton and Ronan.  She was the cherished daughter of the late Luis and Lia (Costa) Damasio.  Maria was the dear sister of Cecilia Pereira of Azores, Angelina Medeiros of Rhode Island, Sophia Sousa of Rhode Island,  Lia Fajardo of Somerville and the late Jose Damasio.  Maria is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral on Monday, December 24th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62), Wilmington, followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be held privately.  Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 23rd, from 2-5 p.m.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Maria E. (Damasio) Martins”

  1. Jeff & Beth Farlow, Tommy & Hannah Farlow says:

    Dearest Rosa, Leo, Steph and family,
    Our hearts are with you. We know that you have so many wonderful and beautiful memories of this dear mother and grandma. And, we hold you dearly as you mourn your loss.
    The Farlows

  2. Susan Bullen says:

    Please know we are holding you in our thoughts and prayers as you go these difficult days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt Sympathies on your tragic loss she will never be forgotten as a wonderful woman whom loved you all so deeply. We are honored to have shared in some of your treasured memories with her. May she rest in peace with your Dad once again they are together, Warm tight hugs to all. We love you The Bullens

  3. The Goodnow Family says:

    Sending all of you hugs and prayers. We will miss seeing Maria on Christmas Eve and hearing her sing. She was loved by so many. May she Rest In Peace.
    The Goodnow Family

  4. José Manuel De Oliveira says:

    Descansa em paz querida tia Maria. Sentimentos a minhas primas e primos

  5. Mary Ann Fogarty says:

    Dear Paula and family:
    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It is especially difficult at this time of year. It sounds like she was very devoted her to her family. In time, may wonderful memories of your mother bring you peace and comfort.

  6. Cheryl McGillivray and Nicholas Tsakos says:

    We are thinking of you and the wonderful memories you shared with us all about your mother. You are in our hearts forever and we will keep you especially close in the days and weeks ahead.
    Cheryl and Nick Tsakos

  7. The Rakers Family says:

    Dear Paula and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless.

  8. MacLean Family says:

    We are sending our ?????????? To you all. We all shared many memories growing up with your family on Joseph St and Clark St.Our Condolences.

  9. GARY C CLARK says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear that your mom has passed away. She always greeted me with a huge smile and was always very welcoming whenever I came over the house. I always felt like I was part of the family around all of you. May she rest in peace.

  10. Pat & Don Cargill says:

    Mario, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and your family at this time of grieving.

  11. Eduarda Valente-Batista says:

    My deepest condolences in the passing of your mother, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May god give you all the strength in the coming days to get through your grief. Hold on to those loving memories for that will always put a smile on your faces. May she rest in peace.

  12. Maria Frias Almeida says:

    Dear cousins Dora,Rose,Mario,Paula, Luis and the rest of the family our deepest condolences to all of you. May God help you through this difficult time and grieving time. God bless

  13. Alice Mackenzie says:

    So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be missed .
    From all in DeCarolis Drive & Armanio way

  14. Castiglione Family says:

    We are so sad to learn of Maria’s passing. She was one of the best neighbors in our little neighborhood for the many years we lived on DeCarolis. I never had to worry if we were away, or the kids were outside unsupervised, because Maria was the “mama” of the neighborhood, and knew what was going on! I will miss her rice pudding and her stories of her grandchildren (of whom she was so fond and proud). Your mother lived an excellent life and was well loved by everyone who lived at the condos w/her. God Bless.

  15. Linda and Steve says:

    We will miss Maria, she was a very special neighbor and will be missed.
    She loved talking to us about how much she loved her family, and all her pictures.

    Linda and Steve

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