Paulina F. Lopes
Paulina F. Lopes
  • July 20, 1938 - October 3, 2017
  • Hilmar, California

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Paulina F. Lopes
July 20, 1938 - October 3, 2017

On October 3, 2017 Paulina passed peacefully at Mercy Merced Medical Center at the age of 79.

A native of Vila de Sao Sebastiao, Terceira, Azores, Paulina lived in the Merced area for nearly 40 years.

Paulina leaves behind her six sons: Leonel (Hortensia) Lopes of Los Banos, Natalio (Teresa) Lopes of Chowchilla, Fernando Lopes of Hilmar, Emanuel (Rosa) Lopes of Hilmar, Jose Lopes of Los Banos, Paulo (Ana) Lopes of Idaho, her daughter: Filomena Marin of Merced, her brothers Martino Machado of Turlock, Alvarino Machado of England, Isidro Machado of the Azores, and her sisters: Maria Cunha of Gustine, Nelsa Martins of Hilmar, Ilda Silveira of Canada and Lucia Gill of the Azores. Paulina also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Paulina was preceded in death by her parents Jose and Maria Machado, and her husband Leonel on January 4,2017.

She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2-8 PM at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service: 286 W. Main Street Turlock, CA.

A combined rosary and mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church: 2602 S. Walnut Rd. Turlock, CA.

Paulina will laid to rest at N. Hilmar Cemetery: 8710 N. Tegner Road Hilmar, CA.

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