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Maria Manuela Gil

January 15, 1925 - June 04, 2022


Obituary For Maria Manuela Gil

Maria Manuela Gil, 97, of Peabody, died Saturday morning at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Joao Gil. Born in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Sousa DaSilva and Rosa Gil. She was raised in Portugal and in 1960 she immigrated with her family to the United States and has lived in Peabody for the past 62 years. Maria enjoyed raising her family and was a member of the Holy Ghost Society, she also enjoyed helping raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren and all agreed with this sentiment, “the best mother any child could have.”Maria is survived by her children, John Gil of Peabody, Maria Joao Gil and her late significant other Raymond Silva of Beverly, Antonio Gil Bettencourt and his wife Maria of Danvers, Maria Elpidia Nunes and her husband Manuel of Peabody, Heliodoro Gil of AZ, Diane Pais and her husband Jose of Peabody, and Robert Gil and his significant other Sandra Aliberti of Peabody, her beloved grandchildren, Anthony Pais, Jill and her husband Mark Anderson, Jolene and Jeffrey Divoll, Sheri Gil, Rachael and Tyler DeStefano, Ashley Gil, Nathan and Amy Gil, Jaclyn True and her significant other, Ryan Lucas, her five great grandchildren, Bree and Cole Anderson, Zachary Lucas, and Harrison and Ella DeStefano, her sister-in-law, Norma Bettencourt and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Sara Gil True and by her 15 brothers and sisters. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For directions and on-line obituary visit www.ccbfuneral.com

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  • 06/09/2022

    My most sincere condolences to your entire family! She was and always will be the glue that binds you all! She is now surrounded by light and love of our Heavenly Father ! Hugs to you all! JoAnne Connors

  • 06/09/2022

    As a kid, I remember how she had a sweet smile whenever I had gone over her house to play, especially with Sara or Diane. I witnessed in her, a woman filled with spunk. Peaceful journey and light, Mrs. Maria- sending healing energies with condolences to a beautiful family. Blessings xoxo

  • 06/09/2022

    My deepest condolences to all her family. May she Rest In Eternal Peace ..

  • 06/08/2022

    Tia Maria was such a sweet woman who will be missed by all family and friends!! Rest in Peace Tia!! ❤️

  • 06/08/2022

    I hope the presence of close friends and family help you through this difficult time. My prayers are holding you close to my heart, Pita. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. Love Karen Butler

  • 06/08/2022

    An amazing legacy left by an amazing women ! May her memories be eternal and bring you all peace during this difficult time. You were blessed to have her and she was blessed to have you all . Joe and Corrine

  • 06/08/2022

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Gil family. May all the wonderful memories you share about your Mom sustain you during this difficult time. What a wonderful example of motherhood she was to have her entire family care for her now that she needed them most with love in their hearts. May her memory be eternal.

  • 06/07/2022

    Sorry for your loss of your mother prayers to all of you

  • 06/07/2022

    My Condolences to all the Family! May she R.I.P. 🙏🙏🙏

  • 06/07/2022

    I am deeply sorry for the loss in f your Mom... She luved a good, long life and is in the srms of our dear Lord... RIP. Tony, John, Heli, Bobby, and the rest.... Hold you wonderful memories close❤️❤️🙏

  • 06/07/2022

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