Mary Alice Xavier

April 28, 1934May 14, 2019

Mary Alice Xavier is a beautiful soul and will forever be remembered as a courageous, and kind-hearted woman. She was born on April 28th.,1934 in Santa Cruz Das Ribeiras, Pico Azores, in Portugal and was 1 of 7 children. She met Joao H. Xavier in 1953 and they married on November 21st., 1955. Joao and Mary then migrated to California in 1968 where they raised their 3 daughters- Gini, Maria, and Kimberly. The family settled in the town of Point Loma, inside San Diego where the Portuguese community is prominent. Joao as a fisher man and Mary as a home maker, the couple did everything they could to making sure their children were educated and that food was on the table. Mary was a hard worker and always put others first. She loved to cook and she always had a helping hand. She was the Snow White of the Portuguese community with her alabaster skin and memorizing green eyes. She loved her family dearly and she loved serving the Lord. Mary Alice celebrated her 85th birthday, 2 weeks before passing at home, with her family by her side. Her death brought painful sorrow and heartbreak to everyone who knew her. She will forever be loved and she will forever be missed. Her legacy lies within her family and her memories will never fade.

We shall rejoice and we shall be glad with the enduring love and authenticity she spread. She is now a guardian angel watching over all her beloveds, including her husband, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Mary Alice Xavier was a true diamond in the rough.

A mass will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo, 2802 Cadiz St., San Diego, CA at 10:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.


30 May

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Charles Borromeo

2802 Cadiz St.
San Diego,, CA 92110


Mary Alice Xavier

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Jaquelyn Xavier

May 19, 2019

God of all consolation,
Open our hearts to your word,
So that, listening to it, we may comfort one another,
Finding light in time of darkness and faith in time of doubt.

Jaquelyn Xavier

May 18, 2019

My grandparents have a special love. Together for over 60 years, they started their legend in 1968 when they migrated from Portugal to the United States. Memories will never fade and their accomplishments together will forever be honored.

Brian Villareal

May 17, 2019

I admit I was afraid of disappointing you sometimes, especially after moving out of San Diego. My fears were unfounded though, because you never were. Thank you for loving and supporting me no matter what. I'm proud to call you my grandma and I promise to do my best to make you proud as your grandson. Your light inspires me to be a better person. I'll always love you and miss you.

Jaquelyn Xavier

May 17, 2019

Minha flor doce, minha querida linda.
You are my best friend, my heart, my precious grandmother. I adore you. The peace you longed for is now with you. You are within me and you are now my guardian angel. Your soft, beautiful eyes now watch over me. I will continue to make you proud.
Todos os meus abraços e beijos estão sendo enviados para você no céu.

Sua neta, sua filha,

Maria Villareal

May 16, 2019

Minha querida mae, I can’t believe you’re gone. My life will never be the same without you. I love you and will miss you forever mom.