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Maria C Rocha

November 16, 1929 - December 09, 2021


Obituary For Maria C Rocha

Maria C (Barata) Rocha, 92, of Peabody, died Thursday evening surrounded by her family, at her home following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Antonio C Rocha.

Born in St. George, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Carolina (Freitas) Barata. She was raised and educated in Portugal before immigrating to the United States and has lived in Peabody for the past 50 years.

Maria was a group leader for over 30 years for Blyer Industries in Wakefield before retiring many years ago.

Maria is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Antonio and Maria Fatima Rocha of Salem and Carlos and Teresa Rocha of Peabody, her brother and sister-in-law, Lionel and Zulmira Barata of Salem, her sister Branca Barata of Reno, NV, and is also survived by her beloved three grandchildren, Antonio J. and his wife Jennifer Rocha of Pelham, NH, Marlene Calisto and Sandra Rocha, both of Peabody, her four great grandchildren, Landon and Lincoln Rocha, and Savannah and Destinee Calisto and also by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Raul Barata and Maria Luisa.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Walsh Ave, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held today, Monday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

The family respectfully ask for all those attending to consider wearing a facial covering.

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  • 12/12/2021

    Minha querida irmã, já tenho tantas saudades tuas! Falávamos quase todos os dias, as vezes só par a lembrar a nossa juventude, outras vezes do para saber como foi o dia. Já não sofres mais, nos ficamos com a dor no coração que não melhora. Descansa em paz! Até um dia - Branca

  • 12/12/2021

    My beautiful and dear tia, you will most definitely be missed. You always made me feel at home when I visited and always "shared" something with me when I left. I'm so grateful for the time/moments we shared. We lost you in this world however heaven gained a star. I know you are in the company of our loved ones looking down at us with a smile. Thank you for being YOU! You will be missed but never forgotten. Love you tia - Rosa

  • 12/11/2021

    My dear Tia Rest in peacetime You did beautiful work in this world you love everyone always had a kind words to say forever love you did suffer a lot in this world with the illness but never lost your faith thank you for everything you've done for me I'll never forget my first watch came from you back then in Portugal that was a big deal I still have it and he still working thank you thank you thank you love you I am sure you are and have a good with your parents your brother my dad my mom and my baby Lucy until we meet again love you

  • 12/11/2021

    My beautiful tia- I will always have great memories of how loving, caring and soft spoken you were. My mother, your sister Maria Luisa loved you very much. Thank you for all you did for as , your nieces and nephews when we lived in New Hampshire when we first came to live in the United States. Love you always Tia- May you Rest In Peace with my sweet mother , your loving parents and your husband. Love Amarantina Medeiros

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