Maria Madalena Morais

  • Born: October 27, 1940
  • Died: March 30, 2015
  • Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts

Greely Funeral Service

212 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Tel. (978) 283-0698

Tribute & Message From The Family

Maria Madalena Morais, 74 Maria Madalena (Lopes) Morais, 74, of Gloucester and Santo Amaro, Pico, Azores, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her family. She was born in the village of Santo Amaro on the island of Pico in the Azores, on Oct. 27, 1940. On Oct. 9, 1961, she married her husband José Lourenço Morais, and came to Gloucester in 1967. She was very dedicated to her job at Gorton's, where she worked for 34 years before retiring. In addition to her husband of 53 years, José Lourenço, she is survived by her three children, daughter, Maria José Pereira, and her husband, Antonio, of Gloucester; Robert Morais of San Diego, Calif.; Edward Morais, and his wife, Nissa, of Gloucester; and seven grandchildren, Danny Pereira, and his girlfriend, Chelsea; Jacob Pereira; and Elijah, Cameron, Madalena "Laney," Will and Drew Morais. She is also survived by her brother, Jorge Lopes, and his wife, Maria Jose; and her beloved 103-year-old Godmother Maria Amelia Pereira, all of Portugal. She also leaves many loving in-laws, Godchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Manuel Gabriel and Maria do Carmo Lopes; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, José Luis and Ludovina Morais. Her funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, on Wednesday, April 8, at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Gloucester. Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home are on Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rob, Simon Family sends you our Deepest Condolences on the lost of your Mother we will keep Mrs. Morais in our prayers.

Posted by Leonard Simon - San Diego, CA   April 10, 2015

Our deep condolences for you and your family, We are sorry for your loss. God Bless, Mae, Darwin and family

Posted by Maria belen - San Diego, CA   April 08, 2015

our sincered sympathy to you and your family our prayers are always with you.from Lou, Art, Rudy,Glenn, Arnold,Rey.

Posted by lou dimalanta - CA   April 08, 2015

My thoughts are prayers are with you all as you go through this hard time. Rest in Peace Mrs. Morais.

Posted by Maria Reiff - San Diego, CA   April 08, 2015

Rob, My heart goes out to you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. I am here for you if you ever need to talk. God bless you! - Christine

Posted by Christine Young - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015


Posted by Violy G sim - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

Rob. We are sorry to hear the passing of your mother. Our thought and prayers are with you. Tom and FE & Kelly Camacho

Posted by Tom Camacho - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

My deepest condolences to the Friends and Family of the Morais Family. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Ron Ortiguerra - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

My condolences to the friends and family of Maria Madalena Morais. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lisa Burke - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

My deepest condolences to the Friends and Family of the Morais Family. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Ron Ortiguerra - San Diego, MA   April 07, 2015

A hard day is upon your family, a time everyone has to say goodbye. But never forget you are only really saying, see you later. Prayers to your family.

Posted by Samantha Witczak - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If you need anything, Stephanie and myself are here. Many hugs from the two ladies from Accounting. Stephanie & Sandy

Posted by Sandy Reiss & Stephanie Mendoza - San Diego, CA   April 07, 2015

To Morais Family, my deepest heart felt condolences for the loss of your loved one. She always had a warm smile and hug, when ever we say each other. she was a lovely lady and will be missed.

Posted by Alda Soares - Reading, MA   April 06, 2015

May God take care of her.

Posted by Jos M. Duarte - Peabody, MA   April 06, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Morais family . Senhora Maria Madalena was a Beautiful ,caring ,wonderful human being and she had a very special way of making everyone feel loved and special . She will surely be missed by everyone that knew her. Rest in Peace my Friend .

Posted by Lucia Brown - Rockport, MA   April 04, 2015

Dear Mr. Morais, Rob, Maria &Ed, What an amazing Lady! She will surely be missed by all who knew her. I remember I felt like family soon after I met her and not just because our families were both from Pico. She was always so welcoming and kind. That Portuguese Soup she made was the best! I loved visiting, especially at dinner time. My thoughts and prayer are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Posted by Kyle Campbell - Haverhill, MA   April 02, 2015

She was a great lady! I was very sorry to hear she passed away. My sincere condolences to her husband and all her family. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Maria Bagaco - Gloucester, MA - Friend   April 02, 2015