hudson – Maria Lourdes Monteiro, 83, of Hudson, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Saint Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, MA after a period of poor health.
Maria was born on November 23, 1938 in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal to the late Francisco and Maria A. (Braga) Monteiro. She was raised and educated in Santa Maria and immigrated to Hudson in 1955 at the age of 16, where she began working at a local shoe manufacturer. In 1972 she moved to Somerville to join the Little Sisters of the Poor as a novice and began her journey to become a Catholic nun. A year later she went to Queens, New York, where she took her first vows as a Catholic nun in 1975. From there she continued her mission in France to the Little Sisters of the Poor, living an active vocation of prayer and charity. Maria had a natural gift for languages and was fluent in Portuguese, English and French. She was a longtime member of Saint Michael’s Parish in Hudson. Maria enjoyed spending time with her family and going for walks. She dedicated her whole life to helping children, the sick and the poor with prayers and charitable donations and contributions.
Maria is survived by sisters-in-law Maria I (Carvalho) Monteiro and Maria I (Meneses) Monteiro, both of Hudson, and nieces Linda Monteiro-Hopper (godchild) of Westport, CT, Diane Schiavo of Marlborough, Deborah Lemon of Hudson, and nephews Mark and Paul Monteiro, both from Hudson, and Leo Monteiro from Plymouth along with their spouses and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, three brothers had predeceased her, Jose Monteiro, Antonio Monteiro, and Joao Monteiro.
There will be a visiting hour on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the TIGHE HAMILTON REGIONAL FUNERAL HOME, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Christian funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St. Hudson, MA; followed by Committal Services at Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson.