FALL RIVER… Maria Santos, 89, of Fall River passed away August 3, 2022, at St. Anne’s Hospital.
She was the loving wife of the late Albano Santos to whom she had been married for 57 years before his passing in 2015.
Born in St. Michael, Azores, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Martin and Estrella Sousa. She spent many years living between St. Michael and Tiverton, Rhode Island before settling in with her daughter in Fall River in 2018.
Maria was a communicant of St. Theresa’s Church in Tiverton. She was a hard worker who would walk from her factory job in Fall River home to Tiverton in time to have supper ready for her family. She was the world’s best mother, who raised five children and loved spending time with her growing family as the years went on. In her free time, Maria could be found crocheting, cooking and going out to eat in Plymouth.
Survivors include her daughters: Maria Fortier of New Hampshire, Anna Pacheco of Fall River, Marie Garedo of Warwick and Julie Neto of Fall River; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Francisco Santos.