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Maria L. (Pires) Martins

June 25, 1934 June 12, 2013
Maria L. (Pires) Martins
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Maria L. (Pires) Martins, 78, of Springfield, died peacefully on June 12, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Born in Guarda, Portugal, daughter of the late Bartomeu and Zulmira Pires, she has lived in Springfield for 37 years. Maria worked for many years at Milton Bradley before retiring and loved cooking and gardening, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren. Maria was the beloved wife of 52 years to Antonio Martins; a loving mother to Joaquim “Jack” Martins and wife Ana, of Ludlow; a cherished Avo to Jessica Martins-Crough and husband Michael, and Eric Martins; a dear sister to Antonio and Jose Pires, of Ludlow, and Lucilia Pires, of Portugal. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Friday from 6-8pm.

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