The Paul Mortuary


Maria Angelina Andrade

September 28, 1943November 20, 2021

Maria Angelina Andrade, 78, passed away in her home in Monterey on Saturday, November 20, 2021 after living four years with cancer.

Maria Angelina was born in Praia Do Norte, on the island of Faial, Azores, Portugal on September 28, 1943. She was the daughter of Jose Silveira Moitoso and Maria Dutra da Silveira. She immigrated to the United States in 1961 and lived in San Leandro, CA for the next 20 years where she loved working and raising children. She then moved to Chowchilla where she worked for many years alongside her husband Joe running the family dairy. Maria loved life and her family was everything. She was a devout Catholic who volunteered at St. Columba Church in Chowchilla as a member of the Altar Society and was an active member of the Chowchilla Sociedade Flor Acoriana. She loved to travel and visit family and friends, and even attended the Papal Inauguration in Rome with her husband and friends in 2013. Maria had a zest for life and always wanted everyone to be taken care of and have a good time.

She is survived by her husband Joseph of 56 years, daughters Cindy Hickey (T. Michael) of Del Rey Oaks, CA; and Andrea Andrade (Sean Basaman) of Glendale CA; grandsons Matthew Hickey and Thomas Hickey of Del Rey Oaks, CA and Julian Basaman of Glendale, CA; sisters Emilia DeSerpa of San Leandro, CA and Maria Emilia Vargas of Cedros, Faial, Azores, Portugal; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her son, Michael Andrade; her parents, Jose and Maria; and her siblings, Guilhermina Silveria, Eduino Moitoso, Jose Moitoso, Virginia Dosouto, Elmira Luis, and Antonio Moitoso.

A visitation for Maria will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Rosary begins at 6:00 PM) at The Paul Mortuary Chapel, 390 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 362 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

A graveside service will occur Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Chowchilla Cemetery, 23359 Rd. 14 1/2, Chowchilla, California 93610.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Andrade family.


3 December

Graveside Service

1:00 pm

Chowchilla Cemetery

23359 Rd. 14 1/2
Chowchilla, CA 93610


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, December 2, 2021


Maria Angelina Andrade

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Linda Pedreiro

November 27, 2021

Rest In Peace Maria your were a sweet kind and wonderful person it was a pleasure knowing you and you’ll be missed. Rest now in God loving arms.
Our sincere condolences to Joe and the family May God give you strength and guide you through this difficult time.
Art & Linda


November 26, 2021

I had the pleasure of calling her: my second mother, my older sister, my favorite, my Tia Angelina.

She was 18 when I was born, and would take me wherever she went. I grew up embraced by her love and laughter. She was always ready for a fun adventure.

Thank you Tia for always being there for me when I needed you. I wish I had been able to spend more time with you, especially recently.💔

Tia, you will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved you. May you rest in eternal peace my favorite 💖

Linda Azevedo

November 25, 2021

Maria and Joe went with me to Rome in 2013. I have soo many good memories of that trip. I will miss Maria. Even though she is not with us on earth she is now resting peacefully in God’s arms.

Joh R

November 24, 2021

Maria was a beacon of light, and taught me a lot. God speed...

Lens Paiva

November 24, 2021

So many memories of my Madrinha. The main ones are that she always had such a beautiful smile to greet you with and her great sense of humor. She was always ready for a party . . . and for a drink. She definitely lived life to its fullest. 😄 She will be greatly missed. I love you Tia and will never forget you. ❤️ (Photo is my mom and Maria taken at Thanksgiving 2020, I believe.)