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Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home

1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA

OBITUARY

Maria Jose NUNES

September 5, 1919June 20, 2019

Maria Jose Nunes, 99, a San Diego resident of 75 years, passed June 20, 2019. She was born to Jose and Elvira Santana da Silva Ferreira, on September 5, 1919 in Paul do Mar, Madeira, Portugal. She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Apolinario F. Nunes and her brothers: Alvaro, Jose, Humberto, and Joao Ferreira and Eleuterio Garces and her grandson, Gregory Correia. She is survived by her children: Mary E. Correia (Leo), Dan A. Nunes (Anya), Jeanette M. Correia (Manuel) and Judy C. Harries (David); brothers, Arthur Ferreira of San Diego and Jose Manuel Ferreira of Costa Rica; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She left her native country with her daughter via a cargo ship to join her husband in Lowell, MA in 1943. They then moved to San Diego in 1944. She worked for a period of time as a seamstress for Ratner Clothing Manufacturer in Chula Vista doing piece work and then in housekeeping for a local motel. She also did babysitting for working moms in the neighborhood, and was an amazing homemaker. She loved to sew, making her daughters’ clothing in their younger years, teaching her daughters to sew, embroider and crochet. She loved to cook and bake. For those who came to visit, were generally treated to a piece of her orange chiffon cake. She loved her garden, not only taking care of her flowers but her fruit trees and grape vine. Her home has been part of the Portuguese Historic Center Home Tour. She was active in the Legion of Mary, Catholic Daughters, Ladies Altar Society and a Minister of the Eucharist at St. Agnes Catholic Church for many years. She was a Past President for the A.P.U.M.E.C. #24 San Diego from 1967-1973 and a member of Festa do Santo Amaro, Inc. Services will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1140 Evergreen St. on Friday, July 5, 2019; Rosary 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Festa do Santo Amaro, Inc. Scholarship Fund, PO Box 6262, SD, 92166, St. Agnes Church or EWTN which became very much a part of her life when she became homebound.

Services

  • Rosary Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2019

Memories

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James Martin

July 3, 2019

I spent many great years growing up with best friend Danny at the Nunes house. Mostly in the basement where all the action was. Mrs. Nunes always welcoming.
More recently she has generously given me several cuttings from her Concord grape arbor which are flourishing and remind me of her as well as the couves(kale) in her yard which looked like miniature palm trees. She was eating Kale 50 years before people realized it was a health food.
I will miss her.
James Martin

Teofla Rich

June 26, 2019

Judy has been my dear friend for many years, and have always admired the love and care your entire family gave Mrs. Nunes.
You honored her as the center of stability and love for the several generations of your beautiful family. May your memories of her give you all peace, comfort, and pride. God Bless you all.....
Teofla & Jerry Rich

Linette Angel

June 26, 2019

Dear Tia Jeanette, Tio Baptista, Jennifer, Brandon, Lauren, Geneva and families. We are so sorry to hear about your Mom/Avó. I'm so heart broken for you. She now has a special job as your guardian angel and watching over her beautiful family. Sending you love, prayers and strength during this time. Love you guys. Lots of love Linette, Langley, Lucas and Lauren xoxoxo

Robert and Janet Reynolds’s

June 25, 2019

So sorry for your Loss. We meet this wonderful Lady while visiting our cousin and wife , She made us feel so welcome and we will always remember her .

Mary Da Luz

June 25, 2019

I do remember this lovely woman with such roundness, my husbands Aunt, and how Iwas always so warmly greeted when visiting her. There will always be a special place in my heart for her and her family. Rest in peace Tia, love you always💞💞

Mary Da Luz

June 25, 2019

I do remember this lovely woman with such roundness, my husbands Aunt, and how Iwas always so warmly greeted when visiting her. There will always be a special place in my heart for her and her family. Rest in peace Tia, love you always💞💞

Maty Da Lux

June 25, 2019

I do remember this lovely woman with such roundness, my husbands Aunt, and how Iwas always so warmly greeted when visiting her. There will always be a special place in my heart for her and her family. Rest in peace Tia, love you always💞💞

jeanne smith

June 24, 2019

....so many happy memories....sending love and blessings ...
-jeanne martin smith

Kelly Correia

June 23, 2019

Much love to the entire family ♥️

Fr Dan Walsh

June 23, 2019

Please accept my condolences. Maria was a wonderful woman of great faith. During the time that I spent at St Agnes Maria was always helpful and above all faithful. May she rest in Peace.

Fr Dan

FROM THE FAMILY