Maria Botelho of Petaluma, passed away at the age of 96 years on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
She was born on May 13, 1922 in San Miguel, Azores, Portugal. She married her husband Antionio Silva Medeiros in 1946, and were married for 15 years before his death. They had ten children, the last one born three weeks following his passing.
In 1972 she immigrated to Point Reyes, California, where many of her children eventually joined her. She was a devout Catholic and spent much of her time praying and attending mass at St. James Catholic Church, Petaluma.
Maria was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Silva Medeiros (1918-1961), and two of her sons, Antonio Medeiros and Jose Medeiros.
Maria is survived by her children Angie (Joe) Catarina, John Medeiros (Alda), Carlos Medeiros (Helena), Luis Medeiros, Fernando Medeiros (Luisa), Henry Medeiros (Bernadette), Domingos Medeiros (Delia), Rosario Silva, her 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She is now at peace and with her husband and two children in heaven.
A Rosary will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. Friends and family are invited to meet at the Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy, Petaluma, CA 94954 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment: Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma.
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