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Surrounded by her loving family, Maria passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her beloved husband Duarte Pereira in 2002. Loving mother to Joe Pereira (Linda) and Maria McNanney (Steve). Cherished grandmother of Sophia Pereira, Patricia McNanney, Matthew McNanney and Stephanie McNanney. Will be sadly missed by her siblings Antonio “Tony” Pereira (Rose), Agostinho Tavares (Lorna), Luis Tavares (Victorina), Margarida Canaveira (Jaime), Dimas Tavares (Connie), and Miguel Tavares (Maria do Carmo). Predeceased by brother Jose as well as 2 sisters-in-law and 4 brothers-in-law. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Lounsbury Funeral Home, 1766 Franklin Blvd., Cambridge. Vigil prayers will be held at 8:45pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, 16 Cooper Street, Cambridge on Saturday, September 7th 2019 at 10 am with interment following at New Hope Cemetery. In Maria’s memory, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.