Margaret Mota

August 31, 1969June 21, 2018
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Margaret “Maggie” (Borges) Mota, age 48, of Fall River passed away, Thursday, June 21, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She is the wife of Robert C. Mota to whom she has been married for the past 24 years.

Born in Terceira, Portugal, a daughter of Gertrude (Silva) Borges of Fall River and the late Victor Borges, she immigrated to the United States in 1974 and settled in Fall River.

She attended B.M.C Durfee High School and worked as a C.N.A. throughout the area for many years.

An avid gardener, Maggie enjoyed making floral arrangements, vacationing, cooking and cook-outs.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter, Christine Mota of Fall River; one son, Brian Mota and his wife Melissa of Attleboro; one sister, Elizabeth Pollard and her husband Edward; three brothers, Steven Borges and his wife Linda, Victor and Paul Borges all of Fall River and many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 8:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden St., Fall River. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.



  • Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 30, 2018


  • Burial

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Douglas Ferreira

June 30, 2018

Those we love don’t go away , they walk beside us everyday ‘Love you to the Moon and back .
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he wrapped his arms around you whispering come to me . xoxoxo
Always Doug & Jack -Studio2000Salon

Jordan Brodeur

June 28, 2018

Maggie was a strong kind woman who put everyone before herself. She raised the beautiful hard working woman I fell in love with. She always accepted me from day 1 and I felt that every time I got to request what kind of food for her to make before anyone else. Christine and I may not be married but I always looked at her as a mother in law and always will. Rest in peace Maggie! Life will never be the same but atleast we know you'll always be watching over us.

Phill &Antonia Yiantsidis

June 28, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to family & friends..
May she Rest In Peace.

Rosie Tavares

June 26, 2018

We worked together at Charlton hospital for a couple of years .She was a good partner to work with .She always talked about her kids and Robert the love of her life .She will be missed .

Leo Costa

June 26, 2018

Maggie was one of the first female friends that I had,we met way back 1981 in the fifth grade she approached me because she New I was alone and afraid I was a little thing and she New I wanted a friend and being bilingual she understood me... Maggie always stayed a friend of mine I will miss her dearly 😢 R.I.P. my friend fly with the angels 👼

Beverly Mota

June 24, 2018

Maggie was not only like a sister to me , but my best friend. She was always ready to help when needed. Her love for the family was like no other. The way her face lit up when she saw her niece and nephews was priceless. I will always remember exchanging recipes and her phone calls to ask"what's for supper"? Maggie, you will forever remain in our hearts and I am forever grateful that I was there to help in any way I could and to be part of your life. I will always be here to watch over Robert and be here for your children. I love you!

Ryan Desrosiers

June 23, 2018

Maggie was an amazing woman and mother . I grew up with brian since elementry school and knew maggie for some years . She loved having cook outs and always told me I never needed an invite . She would also help us when we had weird Halloween costume ideas , like when we all needed our face painted to look like one of the rock groups we used to listen to. Maggie you raised 2 amazing children who care very much for you and do not worry we will always be there if they need anything. May you R.I.P. maggie . With love Ryan Desrosiers

Brian Mota

June 23, 2018

Maggie had a way of sharing surprises. She had been doing some investigative work on Facebook on her own time. I believe the year was 2011, where my sister Christine and I had never met our half-brothers Eddie and Carlos. So, one day she called us up and said, I found your brothers, Eddie and Carlos and they live in the area. Of course, we were somewhat in shock and excited at the same time. I was so happy that I would get the opportunity to meet them, and catch up on everything that we missed together.

We all met up at Carlos’s 30th birthday party. I finally met 2 brothers that I can look up to. After all, they are my older brothers. : ) I am so proud of everything they have accomplished. She was happy that she brought us all together. After all, we could be sitting here still not knowing where or who we were. I truly believe she wanted us to be together.

I have so many great memories I could share but this is one where I was able to gain 2 brothers. Mom, you are an angel. Thank you for what you did and I miss you every day.