Maria de Chaves Bairos Monteiro
Maria de Chaves Bairos Monteiro - Passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 7, at the age of 90. Loving wife of the late Jose Monteiro and beloved mother of Zenalia "Zed" Duarte, Jose Antonio "Joe" Monteiro (Christine) and Albertina "Tina" Resendes (Joe).
Devoted grandmother to Jeff (Theresa), Richard (Robin), Lindsay (Dave), Kayla (Jordan), Allison (Cameron) and Kristen (Matthew). Special "Granny" and great-grandmother to Alyssa, Sienna, Charlotte, Eleanor, Milena, Fisher, Alice, Sophia, Avery and Addison.
The oldest of 11 children, Maria is survived by her siblings Francisco of Faial, Agostinho (Eulalia) of Winnipeg, Father João de Chaves Bairos of Lisbon, Ines and Teresinha of Cambridge, Ernesto (Armenia) of Mississauga, sisters-in-law Adelina Bairos, Salete Bairos and Maria Rosa Cabral and brother-in-law Agostinho Andrade. She will also be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Jose and Maria de Jesus Bairos and brothers Antonio, Jose and Angelo.
Maria’s pride and joy was her family. A constant loving and supportive presence in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was thoughtful, kind and caring, never forgetting to stock the fridge with their favourite snacks or bake their favourite desserts. For her family, Maria’s home was a special place to come together and gather. From birthday parties to an annual Christmas Eve sleepover—these events were filled with food, laughter and love that will remain cherished memories. Her love for her family was evident through the many pictures that adorned her house.
Resting at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas Street, Cambridge. All service will be held privately.