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Mara L. Lage, 34

Mara L. Lage, 34, of Milford, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

    Born in Chaves, Portugal, she was the daughter of Maria D. (Santos) Lage, and the late Armando P. Lage.

    Mara was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 2003 and has worked at Murphy Insurance Company for 11 years. 

    In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Kayla M. Dias, her brother, Patrick A. Lage, her oldest friend and godmother to her daughter, Nancy Lucas, her dear friend and caregiver, Nancy Dias, many aunts, uncles, cousins, her wonderful group of close girlfriends who were more like sisters to her, and the entire #TeamMara family.

    Mara’s most cherished gift was her daughter, Kayla. She loved spending time with her whether it be alone, with their family and friends, or on the cheer mat as her coach. 

    Mara will be remembered by her loved ones for her kindness. She made it her goal to make everyone feel special, included, and loved. She always took it upon herself to plan the birthday celebrations of all of her friends. She lit up the room with her smile, got everyone laughing with her infectious giggle, and brought joy to all who loved her with her special wave “hello.”

Her courage, strength, and selflessness remained until the very end. Her main concern was always the well-being of her daughter, family, and friends throughout her battle.  Mara will forever be missed, but left a mark on everyone she met.

    Mara and her family were incredibly thankful for her dedicated friends and caregivers throughout her diagnosis, including her nurse, Mindy, and the entire staff at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Woman’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center.

    Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 9AM from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, Winter Street, Milford, MA at 10 AM. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Monday evening from 4-8PM.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Kayla Dias, c/o Lisa Morais, Milford Federal Bank, 246 Main St., Milford, MA 01757

Guest Book

My deepest sympathy to Mara's family; especially Kayla. Let us all walk with the love and light Mara shone and make the world a better place.
Wendy Hyland

With deepest sympathies- So very sorry to hear this. Love and prayers to Mara and her beautiful daughter Kayla. Kayla has a beautiful guardian angel. Much love to all.
Ryan Nawrocki

Os nossos sentidos pêsames para toda a família may she rest in peace
Domingos Fontes

RIP Mara Your not fighting anymore. You will be missed by many now your an angel in heaven watching down on your beautiful daughter Kayla. My thoughts and prayers are with Kayla and the family.
Jenn Brown

I'm not really sure how the world works but I have to believe that some people are just too good for it. Mara is no exception. Prayers and sympathy to her family and ALL who loved her. I hope you find strength to get through this difficult time, peace in the days ahead, and comfort in all the wonderful memories. Heaven is brighter with you in it Mara. Rest in Peace. xo
Bonnie Manning

Rest in peace and sour with the angels
Vincent atilho and family

My sincere condolences and sympathy to the Santos-Lage family and friends. May she rest in peace with no more suffering. Love to all
Kathy Craig

You fought this battle with such grace, a lesson for all. I will miss all our craziness at work. All our dance parties, and you trying your best to sing. You have taught me how to enjoy life to it's fullest and never take for granted family and friends. Rest in peace my sweet friend. I will miss you
Anne Peck

rest in peace MARA ! i remember being in portugal with u and ur family before children in fact we were the kids living our best life! ur laugh and kind words will always be remembered only the good for young! so grateful to have met u and spent some of my golden years hanging out ! cancer is awful other life taken to soon
emily and familia

My deepest condolences to Mara’s family and friends. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I’m glad I had the honor in knowing you and meeting you when we were younger. I am sending strength and love to your family and especially your daughter, Kayla.
Dina Carvalho

Descansa em páz 🙏Mara...condolências à família, coragem á mãe e filha. 💔🙏🌹🌹🌹
Ana Cristina Andre

Descanse em paz prima. Que Deus conforte o coração dos teus mais queridos por esta enorme perda. Tenho a certeza que teras um lugar especial pra ti com o teu sorriso contagiante, sempre me lembrarei dele deste que eras pequenina Meus profundos sentimentos a Kayla, Olinda e Patrick coragem Rita , Jessica et Nicolas

Rest In Peace Mara. Free from pain now but so sad for her family and also Jimmy and Kayla, may you all find the comfort of family and friends during this difficult time... You will be in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏
Dores, Fernando, Stephanie and Tim Goncalves

A beautiful young woman taken so early in life. I am saddened for you and your family. May you Rest In Peace Mara. You will always be remembered and forever in our hearts.
Amandio Oliveira

Descanse em Paz MARA, vc deixa o seu legado nos corações de cada um que te conheceu e jamais loira te esquecer, que Deus com sua imensa bondade possa dar a sua linda filha e seu familiares e a tds que te amam o conforto que tds precisam. Janine Coelho Bianca Brashears aunt 🙏🙏
Janine Coelho

Os meus mais sentidos pêsames para a familia e amigos da Mara. Uma triste notícia, Mara deixas-te memórias em pessoas que provavelmente já nao lembravas! Espero que algo de muito especial tenha sido reservado para ti, quero acreditar que sim, que nao acaba aqui.. 🙏💜

My Condolences to Mara’s Family and Friends. May she be the brightest star shining upon those who walked, lived beautiful moments, gave her strength, support during her difficult journey. God Bless and May her Soul Rest In Peace 🙏
Anna Pires

This beautiful girl who could light up a room with her beautiful heart and soul will be truly missed by her Murphy family. I pray for Mara and her family, especially Kayla who was the light of her life. May your memories sustain you. With my deepest sympathy,
Dawn Penzone

Descansa em paz querida Mara! Nunca esqueceremos esse sorriso aberto que contagiava toda a gente!! O céu ganhou uma estrelinha cintilante. Força Olinda, Patrick e querida Kayla, nesta fase tão difícil. Sentidos pêsames de toda a Família, desde o outro lado do Atlântico, longe na distância, nas perto no coração. Um grande abraço do Augusto Rito e Ilda.
Susana Santos e família

Que Deus te receba de braços abertos Mara e conforte o coração dos familiares e amigos!
Sandro Duarte

So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort within your family, friends & your Faith. 🙏🏻
Vicki Smith

Descansa em paz Mara🙏 Os nossos sentimentos e muita força e coragem para a Mãe,Irmão e a Filha!
Madalena Bernardes

Descanse em paz prima. Que Deus conforte o coração de todos por essa enorme perda. Meus profundos sentimentos a Kayla, Olinda e Patrick. Celeste Gonçalves
Celeste Gonçalves

Descansa em paz querida Mara🙏 Os meus sentimentos para Sua mãe, irmão e restante familia, muita força e coragem.
Brigite Arau3

I did not know Mara, but I am truly humbled by the outpouring of love, support, kindness and energy for who was clearly an amazing woman. My heart aches for your family and friends and I offer my deepest condolences. May everyone find peace and the ability to live the life I'm sure Mara would want you to live. Much love to all.
Katie Rukakoski

Mara, You were a friend when I had none. You welcomed me into a circle of your friends that to this day I still LOVE AND MISS. You shared w me and gave me some of the best memories of my life. I’ll never forget the black “solara Mara” days. You really were one of a kind , and the memories w you....well, I’m so lucky to have had🤍🤍

My sincere condolences to Mara’s family, friends, and all that were blessed to have known her. Rest easy in the arms of the angels Mara.
Karen Villani

So incredibly saddened by the news of this loss. Though I didn’t know Mara personally, the way her community, family and friends surrounded her with love and support throughout her battle spoke volumes about what kind of woman she was. May she Rest In Peace. ♥️
Jennifer Gilmartin

Sorry for your loss Kayla and Mara's friends and family Kayla I miss U I will miss U for ever
Julia brown I am Kayla Dias's friend

I will miss U too Mara I loved Kayla she was my best and good friend
Julia brown I am Kayla Dias's friend

Sorry for your loss Kayla and Mara's friends and family Kayla I miss U I will miss U for ever
Julia brown I am Kayla Dias's friend

So incredibly saddened by the news of this loss. Though I didn’t know Mara personally, the way her community, family and friends surrounded her with love and support throughout her battle spoke volumes about what kind of woman she was. May she Rest In Peace. ♥️
Jennifer Gilmartin

Mara, our paths crossed last year when we both were diagnosed within months of each other. Anytime we texted to "check in" you were so upbeat - you were determined to fight and you fought right till the end. I always admired how courageous you were- you were beautiful soul inside and out. Rest easy- may your family and friends be comforted knowing you are watching over them as an angel now. 😇😇
Erica Reilly Goncalves

my prayers and thoughts to her family and friends at this difficult time. mara was some one i trained and found a great relationship with as a young girl at tjmaxx you will be greatly missed..
debra swaney (tjmaxx)

A wonderful and beautiful young lady gone way to soon! Rest in peace Mara, you will forever be in our hearts.
Anibal and Gloria Cosquete

Sleep well little angel 😇, you’ll be missed greatly, till we meat again . My deepest condolences to her family as well to all her wonderful friends who stayed by her side all along , Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
John Abimerhi

You will always be remembered, rest easy
Brianna Ferreira

Rest easy, Mara. You are free of pain. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Ian, Pam, and Charlotte Allton

May you rest in the sweetest of peace
Ana Caldas

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