Maria Silva Bettencourt
Maria Silva Bettencourt
  • May 27, 1923 - September 21, 2017
  • Turlock, California

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Maria Silva Bettencourt, age 94, of Hilmar, CA passed away in Turlock on Thursday September 21, 2017. Maria was born May 27, 1923 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores.

Maria is survived by: Her daughter Terry B. Espinola and her husband Manuel Espinola of Hilmar; daughter-in-law Luzia F. Bettencourt of San Jose; grandchildren Carlos Espinola and his wife Candace, John Bettencourt and his wife Theresa, and Michael Bettencourt and his wife Leighann. Mrs. Bettencourt also leaves behind 6 great-granchildren to honor her memory as well as one sister-in-law Tina Sousa of San Jose and nieces and nephews.

Maria was preceded in death by her father and mother Manuel José Espinola and Maria Candida da Silva as well as her husband João Espinola Bettencourt on March 15, 2010, her son Isalino Bettencourt on November 14, 2015, and her daughter Durvalina Bettencourt on September 21, 1950.

She was a dedicated parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar, CA.

A visitation for Maria will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock, CA 95380. A second visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 8471 Cypress St. Hilmar, CA 95324, just before the combined rosary and mass at 10:00 AM in the same location. A committal service will occur Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N Soderquist Rd, Turlock, CA 95380-3749.

Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504), Turlock, CA.

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