May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015.
Daughter of Cecilia (Polly) and Vincent Vaz; wife of John Victor Morais; beloved mother of Herbert, Benedict, Elaine, Dawn and Justin.
Grandmother of 9, great-grandmother to 13.
Our mother was a beautiful woman of many talents, boundless kindness and unstinting hospitality. She loved God by loving her family, her friends and her neighbors with a generous heart and compassion. She was the most precious blessing God gave us. She has returned to her eternal rest with her Maker, to be welcomed by the angels and those who have gone before her.
She will be dearly missed and is forever inscribed in our hearts.
On this Thanksgiving, I am grateful most of all for the blessing of devoted parents who kept us grounded in faith and family; who taught us the importance and the joy of giving by giving so generously of themselves; who taught us how to be engaged in the community; who made us political junkies! I suspect there is some community organizing going on in Heaven right now. I hope St. Peter knows whose side he should be on.
Until we meet again. Peace.