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MARLBOROUGH – Maria Alice (Almeida) Mesquita, age 89, died peacefully at her home in Marlborough on Monday January 10, 2022.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Alberto Mesquita who died in November of 2018.

Maria was born in Lousa-Moncorvo, Portugal to the late Manuel and Antonia (Pinto) Almeida.

She lived in Lousa-Moncorvo with her family until she was 20 years old, when she moved to Rio de Janeiro to become a live-in-nanny. 

In 1969, Maria came to the United States where she pursued a career in private home housekeeping. 

She retired in 1989, at that time she returned to Portugal where she enjoyed farming and wine making. 

In 2002, once again Maria returned in the United States to be with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Lucinda Lopes of Marlborough and Maria White and her husband Phillip of Marlborough.  Her grandchildren Michael Lopes of Marlborough, Carla Markx of Christmas, FL, and Katherine White of Marlborough.  Great Granddaughters Lia and Naomi both of Christmas, FL. Nephews Luis Manuel, and Antonio Augusto Almeida both of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

She was the mother-in-law of the late Antonio Lopes and sister of the late Aurelio Almeida.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral Mass on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10 AM at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley St. (Rt. 135) Framingham, Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery.

At the family’s request and for the safety of family and friends, there will be no funeral home visitation. 

Donations in memory of Maria can made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 309 Waverley Oaks Drive, Waltham, MA 02452 (

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Norton Funeral Home, Framingham.

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