Maria de Deus Rocha passed away at her home with family by her side on August 20, 2020. She was born in Ribeira Seca, San Miguel in Azores, Portugal on December 28, 1941. Maria immigrated to the Unites States in 1976 to live with family in Chino, California before settling down in Salinas, California in 1980 and married her late husband, Joe Rocha, in 1983.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Rocha; her parents Manuel and Idalina Rodrigues; brother Manuel Rodrigues and stepson Michael Rocha. She is survived by her sister Eduarda Medeiros (Jesse); brother Francisco Rodrigues (Isaura), sister-in-law Conceicao Rodrigues; several nieces and nephews; stepson David Rocha (Sue) and several step-grandchildren.
A public rosary will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. A public visitation will be held immediately following the rosary from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Cir., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery to follow.