Maria Odelia Alves
Maria Odelia Alves

February 15, 1938 - May 17, 2019
Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
Resided in formerly of Pawtucket, RI
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Maria Odelia (da Costa) Alves, 81, formerly of Pawtucket died May 17, 2019 at Cherry Hill Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Antonio M. Alves of Cranston. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 15, 2019. She was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, a daughter of the late Serafim Resendes Pereira and the late Maria Jose da Costa.

She worked as a winder for Health-Tex for 17 years and then as a housekeeper at RI Hospital.

Maria was a woman of faith; an amazing mother and her life was exemplified by her love for family and helping those in need.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Paul Alves of Burrillville, Victor Alves of Cumberland, Grace Morris of Warren, Elena Finucane of Cranston, Ana Alves of Smithfield, Carlos Alves of Cranston, 14 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. She was the sister of Gilda, Maria Deus and Mesias all of Portugal. She was predeceased by her siblings Eugenia, Maria, Jose and Artur.

Her funeral will begin on Thursday at 9am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, RI. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse St., Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 5-8pm.




Rebello Funeral Home
901 Broadway
East Providence, RI US 02914
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
21 Traverse St
Providence, RI US 02903
Thursday, May 23, 2019
10:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
550 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI US 02915
Thursday, May 23, 2019