Mrs. Maria Isaura Da Costa Leite Pereira, 89, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Genesis ElderCare Center in Westfield, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Sunday, January 26th. from 3:00-6:00PM. On Monday, January 27th. from 7:15-7:45AM everyone will gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will be held at 7:45AM, followed by the funeral mass to be offered in Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Elizabeth at 9:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede her burial in the family plot in Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey.
Mrs. Pereira, the daughter of the late Antonia Da Costa Leite and the late Manuel Leite, was born in Papizios, Portugal. She came to the United States on October 12, 1974 and lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey for many years before settling in Linden, New Jersey thirteen years ago.
Mrs. Pereira was a talented seamstress. She worked for various clothing manufacturing companies throughout Union County for fifteen years and she retired in 1989.
Her hobbies included her amazing handiwork with knitting, but especially in her crocheting. She loved flowers of all kinds, however red roses were most definitely her favorite flower. When someone wanted to give Mrs. Pereira a present, they knew that above everything else, she would be thrilled with the gift of roses. Even with her busy life, Mrs. Pereira’s most important role was that of being a wife and taking care of her family. She was absolutely the “life of the party” and loved to celebrate and dance.
Mrs. Pereira is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Joao M. Pereira; her son, John Pereira and his wife, Ana; her two granddaughters, Ashley Costa and her husband, Antonio and Alexis Pereira and her two great granddaughters, Amberley Costa and Adissyn Costa.
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