Lucia Faria

Visiting hour

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, January 12, 2024
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm
Friday, January 12, 2024
St. Charles Borromeo Church
280 Main Street
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States


Woodbrook Cemetery
Salem St.
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Lucia Faria

Link to Funeral Mass

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Maria Lucia Faria, a longtime resident of Woburn passed away on January 7, 2024.  She was 79 years old.  As a tribute to the Blessed Mother, she was given the first name of Maria and referred to by her middle name.  Lucia was one of five children born to João Faria and Ester (De Abreu) in Santo Antonio, Madeira Island, Portugal.  She grew up and was educated on Madeira Island.  In her late twenties she followed her family to the United States.  She settled in Woburn and made the most of her opportunities in the United States.  She worked in the production department of Joseph DeCosta Inc. and K&M Food Services for most of her career. 

Lucia's life revolved around her family.  Since she did not have any children of her own, she was like a second mother to her nieces and nephews.  She was included in all their events, activities and gatherings.  She was a fun person.  She had a vibrant personality, sassy way, and did not filter her words, which could be quite entertaining.  Her childhood home held a special place in Lucia’s heart.  She returned to Madeira on many occasions to visit family and childhood friends.  Outside the home she spoke English, but at home and with family she spoke Portuguese.  She loved her Portuguese folk music, especially singing despiques, and loved to dance. Lucia was a member of the Portuguese American Recreation Club of Woburn and was an active participant of the Nossa Senhora do Monte feast.

She had a strong Catholic faith - while she could, she would walk with her friend to attend mass at St. Charles.  On days that she could not attend mass, she had a shrine in her home, and prayed to the Blessed Mother for strength and for her family.  She has had many health issues over the past few years, but she never lost her feistiness.  Lucia’s memory will always bring a smile to the faces of those she loved and cared for. 

Lucia was the daughter of João Faria and Ester De Abreu.  She was the loving sister of Lidia Capelo & her husband Alvaro of Trinity, FL; João “John” Faria & his wife Cidalia of Burlington;  the late Irene Malho & her late husband Dionisio; and the late Natalia Faria.  She was also survived by 13 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews.  She had many cousins located in Madeira, Venezuela and throughout the United States.

A visiting hour will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Friday, January 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at Noon. Services will conclude with a burial at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Memorials in Lucia’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  For online guestbook, video tribute, and livestream of her funeral mass see

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