Maria A. Buzzi

Date of Passing:

December 5, 2021

Buzzi, Maria A. (Santos), 68, of Allison Court, Riverside, was lifted up on angels’ wings to eternal peace on December 5, 2021 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of James D. Buzzi.

Born in Portugal, a daughter of the late Jose Gomes Dos Santos and Adozinda (Nunes) Santos, she lived in Riverside for 32 years.

Maria was a graduate of CCRI Class of 1986.

Mrs. Buzzi was an LPN for the former Pawtucket Memorial Hospital and RI Group Health for 13 years before retiring in 2000.

Maria was a member of the Bristol Emblem Club. She enjoyed gardening, entertaining, traveling and spending time with her loving family.

She is survived by a large and loving family, her husband James of thirty years; two daughters, Angela A. Carvalho (grandson Jaden Haynes) of East Providence and Melissa Buzzi of Riverside; a son, Eric Buzzi (Alyx) of East Providence; two sisters, Adeline (David) Higgins of Cranston, Elsie Chmielewski of Warwick; a brother, Fred Santos of Florida; five sister-in-law’s, Marie Carriero, Karen (Richard) McLaughlin, Kathy (Russell) Woodward, Debra (David) Wieners, Donna (Randy) Lee; two brother-in-law’s, Jon (Emilie) Buzzi, Andrew (Dick) Buzzi and the late Mary Jo Osgood as well as many dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday December 9, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. A private burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Maria’s memory to the Providence Journal Holiday Fund, c/o Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Eric,
    I am shocked to see the passing of your Mom. I remember she always had to come back to the classroom because you were always forgetting something. She made such an awesome yard, she was so proud of it, as she was of her children as well. I am so sad that we lost touch over the years. She was a great person. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Jim, so sorry for your loss. We were by you guys at the clam boil just a few months ago. On behalf of Marion and myself, and the WBMC you and your family have our sincerest sympathies.

  3. Louie I and family were shocked to hear of our Dear friend and neighbor
    Maria’s sudden passing whom will be greaty missed. We will alway cherish the vibrance and love she brought to the Allison Court in uniting each neighbor together in planning the Allison Court Block Party her devotion, love and genuine pride for her neighborhood and neighbors is how I will remember her the most, I am, we are all proud and privileged to have of known her, she left a mark on our neighborhood and all whose lives she touched she will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Jim you and the family are in our hearts and prayers.

    Louie Donna & Family

  4. RIP Maria God Bless condolences to the Buzzi fanily

  5. So sorry for your loss. May she be in a better place with all her loving family. All my ? are with you

  6. Melissa and family, please accept our deepest sympathies. May your memories help you thru the difficult times ahead. Your Mom will be watching over you always.

  7. Very sorry for your loss

  8. ❤️?Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to my family. Your Big brother Freddy will miss you and will love you Marie Always and Forever. Rest My Sister❤️???

    P.S. We Love You All, From your Family in Fla. RIP Auntie?

  9. We were saddened to learn of Maria’s illness and passing, but comforted that she is now at peace. Our sincere condolences to Jim, Angie, Mellisa, Eric and other family members who will have loving memories and miss her dearly. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  10. Thanks for being a good friend since seventh grade. We all up here in New Hampshire will miss you and will keep your family in our prayers.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss

  12. To Jim Buzzi & Family, So sorry for your loss.A lot of good times at the Cookouts and Christmas Eves.May God Bless and She Rest In Peace.

  13. Maria… you have left us way too early. We are heartbroken but take comfort in knowing you are at peace. Jim, Melissa, Eric and Angie will be cared for by our large and loving family.

  14. Jim, Angela, Eric, Melissa, Jaden, and all of Maria’s family; I’m so deeply saddened about your sudden loss. I’ve had the opportunity to spend many visits/birthday parties at Maria’s home; and admired her witty humor, her love for Jim, Angela, Eric, Melissa, Jaden, her whole family, and her (little) pig. Though I truly believe she will live on in all of you, and the memories you all shared with her, will forever be held close in your hearts; the loss is still unfathomable. Remember that you have the condolences, love, support and prayers of so many.
    Love~Lisa Ciccarone

  15. My heart is aching for all of you. She will be greatly missed. Love, Glo

  16. Eric Jim and family We are so sorry for your loss You are in our hearts and prayers We are here for you.

    We will always cherish all our times together

    LOVE and hugs Richard Diana and Ashley

  17. Eric and Jim I’m so sorry for your loss I’ll always remember the cookouts and the talks we had may she rest in peace

  18. After working with you for all those years then catching up one or twice a year when we changed our careers is time well cherished. You were a very caring nurse, loving mother, beautiful friend. Rest well my friend ❤ my condolences to the family and friends.

  19. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to all of you.

  20. So sorry for your loss, thinking of you Eric and your family. My church dedicated it’s service for you mom yesterday. Praying for you and your family.
    Lots of love Kassidy and Felix

  21. Eric & family, I’m so sorry for your loss ?

  22. We will miss you Aunt Maria. We will love you always. Sending our love out to Jim, Angela, Eric, and Melissa.

  23. We are so very sorry for your loss ❤️Sending prayers and hugs ❤️

  24. My deepest condolences ?

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