Maria Socorro Barros

Maria Socorro Barros, 98, of Boston, MA went to heaven on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

She was born on August 5, 1914 in Cabo Verde to the late Amalia Veiga and Pedro Rodrigues.  She married the late Querino J. Barros and lived in Cabo Verde before relocating to Boston in 1984.

Maria was a beloved member of Saint Patrick’s Church, Legio de Mariae and the Dorchester Adult Day Health Center.  She has traveled all over the world, her favorite destination, Las Vegas.  She loved to play cards and has won many tournaments.

Maria was the matriarch of a large family and was an instrumental part of their lives.  She is survived by seven children: the eldest Maria Do Carmo Barros, Horacio Barros, Maria Da Luz Monteiro, Aline Veiga Barros, Antonio Barros, Romao Veiga Barros, and the youngest Adriano Barros.  She is also survived by thirty-eight grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and her sister Maria V. Amado.

A viewing will be held from 4-8pm Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Saint Patrick’s Church.  Funeral service will begin at 12 Noon, Thursday March 28 at Saint Patrick’s Church followed by burial service at New Calvary Cemetery.