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Obituary for Maria F. (Crespo) Goncalves
Maria F. (Crespo) Goncalves, 86, of Ludlow passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 24, 2021. Born in Padornelos, Portugal to the late Antonio and Olimpia (Ferreira) Crespo, she has lived in Ludlow for many years and was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, and member of the Ludlow Fish and Game Club. Maria worked for 31 years at Ludlow Textiles from where she retired in 1998. Above all, her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially during holiday dinners. Maria was the beloved wife of Antonio J. Goncalves, who predeceased her in 2013; a loving mother to Jose A. Goncalves, and Antonio Goncalves and his wife Tracey, all of Ludlow, and the late Americo “Mac” Goncalves who predeceased her in 1989; a cherished grandmother to Alyssa, Aimee, Allisen, Jennifer and Michael; an adoring great grandmother to Lilliana; a dear sister to the late Antonio, Joaquim, Augusto, and Americo Crespo; and also leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Funeral services for Maria will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:15am in Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Parish followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to Our Lady of Fatima Parish.