Maria M. Baptista

Date of Passing:

November 14, 2021

Maria M. Baptista (Lopes), 70, of Prentice Avenue, Pawtucket died Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Rhode Island Hosptial, Providence surrounded by her loving family.

She was the mother of Christine Maria Lopes and Kevin Albert Baptista, grandmother of Sophia Roxanne Baptista.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Adao M. and Harriett ( Lambert) Lopes.

Maria worked for various jewelry manufacturer over the years.

She enjoyed traveling with her children, dining out, cooking, watching soap operas, scratch tickets, going to casinos, and most of all spending time with Sophia.

Besides her children and granddaughter, she leaves “Dutches” her beloved dog. Maria is now with her two brothers, Earl Ray Colebut, who was the Tribal Elder from Mashantucket Pequot Tribe as well as Vernon Colebut.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 in the W.RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Calling hours are Friday, November 19, 2021 6-9 p.m.

Online Condolences


  1. God bless you, Ms. Batista. You will be missed but we will ride again. You raised a beautiful family. Especially, Christine.



  2. My condolences to you and the family. I know this is a hard time in your life, but I know you and your strong just like your mom. I know she’s smile down on you, and she’s in a much better place❤️❤️❤️

  3. So sorry for your loss. Maria was my friend I loved talking with her. She bragged about her Sophia all the time.
    I will miss her stories, watching her scratch those tickets.
    Your mother was a wonderful woman so glad to have meet her and spent the time that I did.

  4. My condolences to the family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  5. Deepest condolences to Christine, Kevin, Sophia and the rest of the family ?I will cherish the memories of us in Hawaii forever. May God continue to bless your family and help ease the pain of losing Mother Maria Rest in Paradise

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was my favorite aunt.

  7. Kevin
    I’m sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your sister

  8. I’m so saddened by the news of her passing. Mother Maria taught me a lot about life during the time I spent with her. The unconditional love she has for her children is incomparable sending my deepest condolences to Christine and Sophia

  9. Christina and Kevin. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special person. I am so blessed to have had her in my life. Rest in peace Maria

  10. Kevin I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

  11. Kevin I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You both will remain in my thoughts and prayers. God bless ????

  12. Mother Maria??❤ Thank you so much for everything you have done for our families, your selfless gesture is and will always be remembered. I’m so grateful you was my mom,you was an Amazing soul, The best mom,Stunning,Elegant,Respectful,Loving,Intelligent, Funny,Adventurous,Soft spoken,Straightforward those were the qualities I grew to love about you? I miss you already and will never forget you.Rest in Paradise mom and watch over us.My deepest condolences to my cousins/sister and brother Christina and Kevin i am so sorry for your loss,I love ya’ll so much I am here for both of you always ❤

  13. My deepest condolences to Christine and Kevin. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person.

  14. Rest in peace

  15. Christine & Kevin, I am so sorry for your loss, We will greatly miss her here in the program, believe me she was loved by many. She was seated right by my desk, so we talk frequently. thank god she was able to do the things she loved before passing. I’ll always remember her as the lottery ticket lady, lol. and chicken wings. Once again she will be missed.

  16. There’s no words write now that probably would describe the pain of loosing a mom. But I will pray for confort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. To my sis Cristine Kevin and Sofia my dipest condolences. I am so proud to know the love, and the help you provide your mom until the end. You gave up your life to service her and no everyone does that. May she rest in peace.

  17. Wow I’m so sorry for your loss I am going to miss her she’s a very lovely person and caring anytime I’m taking her to her tprogram we always talk and joke together in the car she make me laugh I will really miss her my condolences to the family from Bola the driver.

  18. My deepest condolences to Christine and Kevin❤️ Maria was always a great person to be around, her presence will be missed.

  19. Suffering the loss of your mother pains and stings unlike anything else. Please accept my sincere condolences sending much love to kev, Christine and SoSo❣️
    May your Mom rest in peace.

  20. Mother Maria
    You are blessed to have the love and commitment from your beautiful family through the years. Time now comes for you to leave us all behind that’s hard to do you will be dearly missed and one day we will all meet up again.

  21. Mother Maria beautiful soul!!
    May your mind, body and spirit be in total alignment with your life’s purpose. May all your hurt, pain, fear and doubts ease up allowing you to progress and shine like you’re meant to do. Don’t ever worry about who’s rooting for you to fail, focus on your purpose and you’ll never go wrong! Asè Namastè
    ~Di’Vinity Goddis~
    Love ya!

  22. So sorry for your sudden loss hope that loving memories will help comfort you

  23. I love you all more than you know. Mama Maria has always made me feel like a part of the family I’m going to miss all the laughs we would share. Deepest condolences

  24. Love you mama maria

  25. Mother Maria. Your laughter will be missed at all times and when you would win big. Christine, Kevin, and Sophia will continue to be blessed but now from up above. Enjoy your new place of eternal rest.
    Dance with your brothers and your dad.??????

    Rahsaan GomesMcCreary

  26. (So very sorry for your loss…)RIP MARIA , give my momma a hug for me. You’re so loved by your amazing daughter Christine

  27. My deepest condolences to my cousins Christine and Kevin love you guys so much. My American mother Marie going to miss you so much rest in peace love always your daughter Alda ❤

  28. Maria I am so sorry to hear of you leaving us words can’t explain but I know your brothers greeted you at the door.May you Rest In Peace no more pain no more Suffering may peace be with you.

  29. May God bless u and protect ur soul during your passage to the other in happiness

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