Maria Adelina Pastilha, a longtime Sleepy Hollow resident died peacefully at home on November 19, 2020. She was 89. Born in Portugal on October 26, 1931 she was the daughter of Antonio Abel and Maria (DeJesus Seabra) Pereira.
Maria met her future husband Joaquim in Mozambique where they married and their two children Luisa and Antonio were born there. When the children were very young, the family came to America and settled in North Tarrytown where she spent the rest of her life.
Maria was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who most enjoyed being with her family. She was a member of the Portuguese American Cultural Center of the Tarrytowns.
She is survived by her loving children Luisa and Antonio as well as her beloved granddaughter Michelle (John) Sampaio and her loving great granddaughter Michaela Sampaio. In addition to her husband Joaquim who died July 5, 2019, she was predeceased by her beloved grandson C.J. Nobrega and her sister Cidalia Rocha.
Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Monday from 4PM to 8PM. Her Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 10:00 at St. Teresa of Avila Church with interment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to:
Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley
540 White Plains Road #300
Tarrytown, NY 10591
would be appreciated.
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