Mary I. Ferreira passed away peacefully June 12, 2019 in Eureka at the age of 94. Mary was born in Tulare, California.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Frank Ferreira Sr., brother Manuel, sisters Alice and Emily, granddaughter, Mary Margaret and daughter-in-law, LaNae.
After selling their dairy in Turlock, the family moved to Eureka. Mary was employed as a cook at Washington School. The students loved it when she added some of her Portuguese flavors to their meals. She also worked in the Winship Jr. High snack bar until her retirement.
She and Frank enjoyed traveling the country, Canada and Mexico in their RV with friends.
Mary and her husband donated many hours at the Senior Citizens Center and whenever someone needed help. She was a member of U.P.E.C. and the Humboldt Grange.
Mary is survived by her four sons, Frank of Vancouver, Washington, David (Lana) of Redding, Manuel (Mary) and Danny of Eureka; grandchildren Bryan (Josie) Ferreira, Jamie Ferreira Turner (Jamie), Anthony Ferreira (Loren) Melissa Ferreira, Kyle and Cody Ferreira; great-grandchildren Briana, Samantha, Allison, Caitlyn Ferreira, Logan, Brycen, Jace Buck, Kyle and Cody Ferreira, Cade and Ravyn Ferreira, Ryder Kaufman, Alexis Turner and Taylor Turner. She is also survived by her brother, Frank Brito, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was a person of family and faith. She will be deeply missed and will forever remain in our hearts.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m., at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Eureka.
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