Maria Pedrosa

September 1, 1946December 2, 2018

Maria Pedrosa, age 72, of Union, New Jersey passed away on Sunday December 2, 2018. Maria was born September 1, 1946 in Foz do Arelho, Portugal to Rosario and João da Cruz.

Maria always put the needs of her family and others first. She was never tired when it came to her family and was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving wife, a dear mother, cherished grandmother, and special friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Maria was preceded in death by; father João da Cruz.

Maria is survived by her husband, Guilherme Pedrosa; daughter Cathy Vidal; son-in-law David Vidal; daughter Joanne Fernandes; and son-in-law Paul Fernandes; mother Rosario da Cruz; grand children Nicholas & Alexandre.

A visitation for Maria will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.

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


  • Guilherme Pedrosa, Husband
  • Cathy Vidal, Daughter
  • David Vidal, Son-in-law
  • Joanne Fernandez, Daughter
  • Paul Fernandes, Son-in-law
  • Nicholas & Alexandre, Grand Children
  • Rosario da Cruz, Mother
  • João da Cruz, Father
  • Maria is also survived by a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Maria Pedrosa

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David Vidal

December 3, 2018

Sometimes you hear children-in-law talk about their mother-in-law's with disdain, often finding them to be some kind of nuisance. But for my mother-in-law, I can only say I felt nothing but love. Our extensive conversations of soccer and cooking (often intermingled) would go on for hours. Her "Hi Dave" was always followed up with a warm smile that could crack any melancholy or unpleasant feelings. She was someone who you could confide in, and she had quite the exceptional ability to pull from you every little detail that you might otherwise try to keep secret. The multitude of great memories I have of her will forever be keepsakes.

She will be missed dearly here on Earth. But the Heavens have gained another star.

Melissa Kennedy

December 2, 2018

Thank you Avo for taking care of my baby and treating him like he was one of your own. Tyler loved you to the moon and back. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts. May you rest in peace.

Joanne Fernandes

December 2, 2018

Thank you Mommy for being so loving and supportive. You did everything to give Cathy and myself the world. Even when you were sick the boys were always your priority...
I love you and will always hold you in my heart.