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Obituary for Mary Lou Machado Pereira
Mary Lou (Maria) Machado-Pereira July 16, 1932 – September 29, 2018
Mary Lou (Maria) Machado-Pereira passed away peacefully on September 29, 2018 surrounded by family and their loving prayers. Mary Lou was born in Sao Jorge, Azores, to George and Conceicăo Reis on July 16, 1932. Mary Lou is survived by her husband Ricardo Pereira, her children Rafael (Maria) Machado of Los Altos, Luci (Kurt) Schmidl of Davis, Rose (John) Haggard of Dayton, Nevada, John V. (Jane) Machado III of Folsom. She is the cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren, Sara (David), James, Kasey (Seth), Lauren, Valerie, Nikki, Kelly, Andy and Jennifer. She has four great grandchildren Rosalie, Adam, Emma and baby Claire. Mary Lou is also survived by her brother Julio Reis, Dixon and her sister’s in-law Maria Vitorino Reis and Rosa (Olegário) Machado Enes of Terceira, Azores. Mary Lou married John Vitorino Machado II on Oct 10, 1957 and raised a loving family. Mary Lou and John worked very hard throughout their lives to provide a comfortable and loving home for their four children. Mary Lou adored her family and was very proud of her children. Her true love was for her family, and she loved family gatherings and spending time making special memories with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved crocheting beautiful blankets and scarves for all members of the family, while being thoughtful in making each creation especially unique for each person. Mary Lou enjoyed taking trips with her family and cherished each moment with the people she loved. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John Vitorino Machado II, who passed away May 28, 2003 and her sister in law, Etelvina Reis of Terceira, Azores, who passed away June 30, 2018. Mary Lou married Ricardo Pereira on September 5th 2015, who she loved and supported. They both enjoyed their time together working on their garden, taking trips to local fiestas, and enjoying each other’s company. Mary Lou will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. The family wants to thank Julio and Anne Reis and their family and all her friends who stopped by to show love and support during her time of passing. Special thanks also for the incredible care given by the Yolo Hospice team and by all the wonderful staff at the Solano Life House in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis. CA 95618. Rosary at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. 1st Street, Dixon, Tuesday, Oct 9th, from 6 to 8 pm. Celebration of life service at St Peter’s Catholic Church, 105 S. 2nd Street, Dixon, Wednesday, Oct 10th at 10am. Burial to follow at the Silveyville Cemetery 800 S 1st Dixon.