Maria Angelina Coelho, 69, of Hopedale, MA passed away Monday, January 30th, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, following complications of a sudden illness. She spent her final days showered by the support and prayers of her loving family and dear friends, both near and far, and passed away peacefully with family at her side. She was born in Santo Andre, Mangualde, Portugal to her late parents, Francisco Coelho and Maria Dos Prazeres and moved to the United States in 1978. Those who knew and loved Angelina would say that she was a sweet and caring woman who always hung onto hope, even during the most difficult times in her life. She loved her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren and laughing with her daughters, whenever she had the chance.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sarah Dow-Braga and husband Wanderlei Braga of Hopedale, Nancy Schaeffer and husband Thomas Schaeffer of Connecticut; her siblings: Adelino Coelho and wife Lucilia of Portugal, Antonio Coelho and wife Barbara of Milford, Lucilia Prazeres Coelho DeSousa and husband Amandio of Portugal, Maria Emilia Coelho Ferraz and husband Antonio of Portugal; her grandchildren: Olyvia, Gracie, and Gabriel; one niece and several nephews: Irene and Mark (formerly of Milford), Jose Alexandre, Amandio Manuel, Manuel Francisco, Joao Paulo (all of Portugal), and Ricardo (of Brazil); and many beloved cousins and family friends. She is predeceased by her brother Alexandre Coelho (of Portugal/ formerly of Milford), and her parents.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 5 PM - 7 PM at Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA.
The funeral and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.