Maria E. Melo, 83, of Spring Hill Florida, joined her loving husband in heaven on November 29th 2021.
Born January 18th, 1938 in São Miguel, Vila De Agua De Pau to Filomena Sousa and Jose P. Navarro. Maria was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to spend time with family.
Maria was a homemaker from the time she left her country with her children and husband until she passed away. She loved to sew and could alter anything and everything. She loved to make her homemade Portuguese beef stew for all of her family to enjoy.
She and her husband were together for 61 years. The love they shared for one another was something special. She is now at peace with the love of her life.
Maria is survived by her four children Armando Mello and wife Fatima, Filomena and husband Valdemiro, Jose and wife Manuela, Grace and husband João. She was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She will forever be in the hearts of her family and friends.
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again