Maria Gomes-Tavares (Quilda) passed peacefully from this life the morning of September 16, 2019.
She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregiver, Alina Cardoso during the last days of her life.
Vovo Quilda was born in Fogo, Cabo Verde on October 15th,1927 to Mr. Ceza Cardoso and
Vovo Quilda is survived by her four children (and their spouses):
Ondina Fernandes (Miguel), Faustino Barbosa (Maria), Domingo and Antonia Tavares.
Vovo has 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and countless nieces and
She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Joao Tavares. Her eight brothers and two sisters.
Her family will miss her immensely.
Her Journeyʼs Just Begun
Donʼt think of her as gone away
Her journey has just begun
Life holds many facets
The earth is only one
Just think of her as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years
Think how she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of her as living
In the hearts of
those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.
By Ellen Brenneman