Mme Maria Manuela Paiva Melo Raposo
1944 - 2021
A huge hole was left in our hearts with the sudden departure of our beloved wife, mother, grand-mother and great-grandmother. Wife of Manuel Jacinto Raposo for 57 years, mother and mother-in-law, Cremilde (Michael Goldstein), Tony (Helena Martins), and Susie (Lino Martins). Grandmother to Kevin, Kathleen, Natasha, Erik, Alexia, Evan, Marisa and Noah. Great Grandmother to Esmeralda and Brendan. You were always there for us, to scold, console and comfort, to laugh and to joke and how you loved to cook for us. Now that you have left us, we keep thinking of things you used to say and do. Losing you is a bitter wrench. The pain has cut us to the core. We cry until the tears run out and then we cry some more. You would not want us to be sad so we must remind ourselves of the happy times we had. We know we can not be with you now and you can not be with us, but you will always be safe inside our hearts.