MAR­GARET ANN ALVES AUG 22, 1927 - OCT 29, 2018

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Mar­garet Ann (Ribeiro) Alves went to heaven to be with God and her beloved hus­band, Joe. She was born in Los Banos to Gertrude and Joe M. Ribeiro on Au­gust 22, 1927. She met her hus­band Joe M. Alves in church. They were mar­ried on May 8th, 1946. They started a dairy in Volta, CA and then later moved their dairy to Gus­tine. She was a home­maker, an avid reader, she loved to travel, gar­den, and most of all loved her fam­ily. She was blessed with 12 grand­chil­dren, 27 great grand­chil­dren, and 1 great great grand­child. Her de­vo­tion to Our Lady of Mir­a­cles was an in­te­gral part of her life.

She is sur­vived by her 5 chil­dren, Joe (Lor­raine) Alves, Ce­cilia (Larry) Wag­ger­man, David (Di­ane) Alves, Daniel (Mary) Alves, Rose­marie (Robert) Kloepfer; sis­ters, Rita Ribeiro and Delores Jorge; 12 grand­chil­dren, 27 great­grand­chil­dren, 1 great-great grand­child and many nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, Joe Alves; par­ents, Joe and Gertrude Ribeiro; sis­ters, Adelina Leonard and Mary Cam­bra.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7th at Hil­lview Fu­neral Chapel in Gus­tine. A Rosary/Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thurs­day, Novem­ber 8th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mir­a­cles in Gus­tine. In­ter­ment to fol­low at Hills Ferry Ceme­tery in New­man.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made in Mar­garet’s name to Our Lady of Mir­a­cles Catholic School, 370 Lin­den Ave Gus­tine, CA 95322.


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