Maria A. Buzzi
Date of Passing:
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.