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Maria Isabel (Goncalves) Diaz

April 23, 1962 April 4, 2017
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Obituary for Maria Isabel (Goncalves) Diaz

Maria Isabela (Goncalves) Diaz, 54, of Ludlow, passed away unexpectedly on April 4, 2017. Born in Portugal, beloved daughter of Maria Alice (Cabeleira) Goncalves and her late husband Antonio Goncalves, Maria immigrated to Ludlow in 1968 where she was a 1981 graduate of Ludlow High School and devoted communicant of Christ the King Church. Maria was employed with the Commonwealth of MA DDS for 31 years and more recently at Baystate Medical Center as a Personal Care Technician. She loved helping others, cared tremendously for her family, and was always there for anyone in need. Maria was the loving wife of nearly 30 years to Luis A. Diaz; a devoted mother to Corey Diaz and wife Amy, of Chicopee, Ryan Diaz and girlfriend Joviana Rosario, of Ludlow, and Larissa Diaz, of Ludlow; and a dear sister to Albert Goncalves, and Manuel Goncalves and wife Tracy Russin, all of Ludlow. Maria also leaves her niece Julia Goncalves, of West Springfield; nephews Aaron and Alex Goncalves, of Ludlow, and Stephen Bradley, of Florida; brother-in-law Hipolito Diaz Jr., of Chicopee, sister-in-law Aida Diaz, of Springfield, and their children Monica and Jessica Diaz, and Hipolito Diaz III; extended family members in New Bedford, Ludlow, and Portugal; and many loving friends. Funeral services for Maria will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Christ the King Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4:00-7:00pm and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s memory to Baystate Children’s Hospital (c/o Baystate Health Foundation) 280 Chestnut St. Springfield, Ma. 01199.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Apr

4:00 PM 4/7/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/7/2017 7:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Apr

9:00 AM 4/8/2017 9:00:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Funeral Liturgy

Saturday

8

Apr

10:00 AM 4/8/2017 10:00:00 AM
Christ the King Church

41 Warsaw Avenue
Ludlow, Ma 01056

Christ the King Church
41 Warsaw Avenue Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Island Pond Cemetery Final Resting Place

499 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

499 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

Memorial Contribution

Baystate Children's Hospital

C/O Baystate Health Foundation
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, Ma 01199
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