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Maria Joaquina Marques

April 30, 1929 January 24, 2022
Maria Joaquina Marques
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Maria Joaquina (Lopes) Marques, 92, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Born in Faia, Guarda, Portugal, to the late Francisco Lopes Marques and Capitolina do Nascimento where she devoted herself to help raising her siblings upon her mothers early passing. She eventually immigrated to the US with her husband and children on April 25, 1970 and settled in Ludlow, where she was a devoted member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Maria worked at Interstate Uniform in Indian Orchard before retiring in 1992 and had previously worked many years at Gerald Electronics in Chicopee. She had a smile that would light up a room and enjoyed crocheting, watching RTP and spending time with her family whom she loved more than anything. Maria was proud of all her children´s accomplishments and enjoyed her daily conversations with her daughter Maria Helena in Portugal and despite the distance, they were very close. In the words of her granddaughter Marissa Marques, she was the sweetest, strongest and most selfless woman she ever knew and if you had the privilege of knowing her, you could feel her love. She lived for her family, spent her days cooking and never failed to put others before herself. Maria was the beloved wife 64 of years Antonio de Jesus Marques; a loving mother to José Marques and wife Tina, Leonel Marques, and Horacio Marques, all of Ludlow, and her daughter Maria Helena Marques and her partner José Manuel Alexandre of Portugal; a devoted grandmother to Justina, Michelle, James, Marissa, Madalyn, and the late Justin who passed away in 2020; and had 2 great grand-daughters, whom she hadn´t met yet. Maria also leaves her siblings Maria (Lurdes) Pires, Mercedes Goncalves, Zefrino Marques, all of Ludlow, Berta Costa of Portugal, and Idalina Gomes of Argentina; many nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends in Ludlow, Portugal and Argentina.
Sadly she was predeceased by her sisters Maria Marques Martins, Deolinda Cabido and two brothers Jose Marques and Joaquim Lopes. Visiting hours for Maria are on Thursday, January 27th from 4:00-6:00pm in Ludlow Funeral Home. Funeral services for Maria will be held on Friday, January 28th at 10:00am from the funeral home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. The mass will be livestreamed on Our Lady of Fatima Parish Facebook page.

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Visitation

Thursday

27

Jan

4:00 PM 1/27/2022 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/27/2022 6:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

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

Service

Friday

28

Jan

10:00 AM 1/28/2022 10:00:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

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

Funeral Liturgy

Friday

28

Jan

11:00 AM 1/28/2022 11:00:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. 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
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