Hudson — Maria “Gloria” Monteiro Chaves, 99, of Hudson, MA passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
Gloria is survived by her sister, Maria Sousa, wife of the late José de Sousa of Hudson, MA; his sister-in-law, Deolinda Monteiro, wife of the late Angelo Monteiro of Canada and his 8 other siblings and spouses who predeceased her, Jose Maria Monteiro and wife Adelina Monteiro, Joao Monteiro and wife Maria Jesus Monteiro, Francisco Monteiro and wife Maria Inez Monteiro, Joe Monteiro and his wife Maria Monteiro, Maria Monteiro, Manuel Monteiro Puim and his wife Maria Pium, Agostinho Monteiro and Antonio Monteiro. She also leaves her niece and 3 nephews whom she loved dearly as her own children, Fatima Blood and her husband Kenny Blood, Thomas Sousa and his wife Fatima Sousa, Michael Sousa, Nelson Sousa and his wife Liz Sousa; her great-nieces and nephews whom she helped raise, Danica and Brady Blood, Corey, Samantha and Andrew Sousa, pium Alexandra and Matthew Sousa as well as several other nieces and nephews, several other great-nieces and nephews, others relatives and friends.
Gloria was born in Santa Maria, Azores of Portugal, daughter of Manuel Puim Monteiro and Maria Angelina Monteiro. In 1965, she emigrated to the United States to settle in Hudson, MA with her sister and her husband Maria and Jose de Sousa. She was employed as a machine operator with Arrow Automotive of Hudson and later employed by New England Tape of Hudson, MA until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Hudson Portuguese Club, annual volunteer of the Holy Ghost Festival and a member of Saint Michael Parish. in Hudson, MA. Gloria found true happiness in her life living with her sister and her family in Hudson and also helping with the care of the home and raising her nieces and nephews and their children.
In her spare time, Gloria enjoyed cooking and sitting outside watching everyone passing by. She enjoyed frequent trips to the Azores to visit family and friends and always looked forward to a weekend getaway by the ocean in Rhode Island.
She treasured her Portuguese heritage and culture and adored her Portuguese television programs. She was blessed with a loving family and will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited for a visitation period from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for the induction services.