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