Maria Rosa Pereira, 87, of West Haven entered into rest on October 4, 2017. She was the wife of the late Acacio “Casey” Pereira. Mother of Mario (Sherry) Pereira and Joe Pereira (Carla Reynolds). Grandmother of Lisa (JP) Young, Joseph, Michael, Jessica and Melissa Pereira and great grandmother of Brayden and Cody Young. She also leaves behind her siblings in Brazil: Anna, Fernando (Elena) and Mario. She was predeceased by her siblings Armando and Henriqueta. Born in Portugal on December 15, 1929, Maria migrated from Brazil to West Haven in 1960 where she raised her family. She proudly became an American citizen. For many years, she worked as a seamstress and later at Schick until her retirement.
Visitation will take place on TUESDAY morning from 8:30 to 10:30 at the West Haven Funeral Home at the green. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Church at 11 o’clock. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum, St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Maria’s family would like to thank the Agency on Aging, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Ct. Hospice home care and inpatient for their kindness and special care. As an expression of gratitude, in lieu of flowers, the Pereira’s respectfully request donations to one of the following: CT. Hospice, Smilow Cancer Center or Big Brothers, Big Sisters.