Maria A. DeBrito

The News-Times - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

Maria Alice DeBrito, 76 of Dan­bury, CT passed away peace­fully on Satur­day, May 11,

2019 at home sur­rounded by family af­ter a long battle with lung can­cer. She was the wife of Al­varo C. DeBrito.

Maria was born in Por­tu­gal on De­cem­ber 3, 1942. She was the daugh­ter of the late Fran­cisco Bras and Lucinda dos An­jos. She was the sister of Lu­cilia Ro­drigues, Joao Bras, Maria de Lur­des Gomes. She was pre­de­ceased by her late sib­lings Ce­leste Vi­cente, Emilia Oliveira, Antonio Bras and Ed­uardo Bras.

Maria mar­ried her hus­band Al­varo on Septem­ber 10, 1961. She im­mi­grated to America Fe­bru­ary 22, 1975 and re­tired from Bar­den Cor­po­ra­tion af­ter

22 years of em­ploy­ment in 1996. She en­joyed her re­tire­ment in Por­tu­gal for 20 years. Although far, she was sure to re­turn ev­ery hol­i­day sea­son and spe­cial oc­ca­sion to be close with family. She en­joyed crotchet and was a woman of strong faith.

She is sur­vived by her sons: Ed­ward DeBrito and his wife, Ines; John DeBrito and his wife, Teresa. Her daugh­ters: Es­mer­alda Sousa and her hus­band, Pe­dro; Is­abel Silva and her hus­band, Fran­cisco. Her grand­chil­dren: Valerie DeBrito, Gary DeBrito, Jes­sica San­tos and her hus­band, Danil San­tos, Erica Silva, Lau­ren Silva, John DeBrito, Nigel DeBrito, Ni­cholas DeBrito and An­drew DeBrito. Her great-grand­sons Rian Sousa and Noah San­tos. She will be greatly missed.

A spe­cial thank you to her won­der­ful care­giver, Dora Vasquez, who gave such lov­ing care. Our family is very grate­ful.

A Ser­vice of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated Wed­nes­day, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at First As­sem­bly of God, 133 Junc­tion Rd., Brook­field. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Ceme­tery, Dan­bury.

Friends and family will be re­ceived on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, May 15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. un­til 11:30 a.m. at Green Fu­neral Home, 57 Main St., Dan­bury.

Con­tri­bu­tions in her memory may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 38 Richards Ave., Nor­walk, CT 06854.

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