Peabody – Maria F. (Melo) Leite 82, beloved wife of Baltazar P. Leite, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the North Shore Medical Center – Salem Hospital. Born and raised in Gaciosa, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Beatrice Melo. Mrs. Leite immigrated to the United States in 1970, settling in Peabody where she has since resided. She dedicated most of her life to raising her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Maria F. Gregorio and her husband, Durvalino of Peabody, a grandson, Jeff Gregorio and his wife, Karina of Peabody, two great granddaughters, Ava and Sophia and siblings who reside in the Azores. Her funeral service will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church Street, Peabody, on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to which up to twenty five people may attend (including the family) per the CDC, the State of Massachusetts and the local health department. Burial will be private. At the request of the family, please be mindful of the current health concerns and the well-being of others. If you are unable to attend the service, you may visit the funeral home website for online condolences to the family. www.ccbfuneral.com.