Obituary — Maria Barreiro Galvao

Maria Barreiro Galvao

Maria Barreiro Galvao died at home in Kearny Sept. 8, 2020.

She was 96.

Born in Gondoriz Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, she immigrated to this country in 1966.

Wife of the late Alfredo De Brito Galvao, she is survived by her children and their spouses Emilia Veloso (Tomas), Rosa Martins (Armondo), Alice Esteves (the late Armenio), Ines DaCunha (Jaime), Esmeralda Rebimbas (Jose) and Maria Nobre (Americo). Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia Church, Kearny. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.



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