Maria Jesus Avila
Maria Jesus Avila
  • March 24, 1933 - August 12, 2017
  • Ceres, California

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Maria Jesus Avila, age 84, of Ceres, CA passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017. Maria was born March 24, 1933 in Portal, Sao Jorge, Azores to Belmira dos Santos Gomes and Joao Joaquim Gomes.

Maria is survived by her husband, Antonio Gomes Avila; son Jose Nelson Avila; daughter-in-law Maria da Conceicao Avila; son Antonio Eduardo Gomes Avila; daughter-in-law Maria Arlete Avila; daughter Maria Laudelina Brasil; son-in-law Antonio Hermanique Brazil; daughter Maria Zelia Gomes; son-in-law Albino Gomes; daughter Maria Beatriz Oliveira; son-in-law Manuel Oliveira; daughter Maria Filomena Oliveira; son-in-law Jose Leodegario Oliveira; daughter Maria Deodete Vieira; and son-in-law Manuel Antonio Vieira; brother Serafim Gomes Martinez and brother Jose Gomes Martinez.

Maria was preceded in death by; son Arelino Gomes Avila and daughter Maria Liduina Avila; father Joao Joaquim Gomes and mother Belmira dos Santos Gomes; brother Joao Gomes.

A visitation for Maria will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service, 286 West Main, Turlock, CA. A recitation of the rosary will occur Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM, 286 West Main, Turlock, CA. A funeral mass will occur Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Assumption, 2602 S. Walnut Road, Turlock, CA, 95380. A graveside will occur Monday, August 21, 2017 at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N Soderquist Rd, Turlock, CA, 95380-3749.

Serving as pallbearers are Jose N. Avila, Miguel Avila, Antonio Brasil, Manuel Oliveira, Fernando Oliveira and Brian Morris.

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