Mary, Vai Com Deus, Go With God

  • Born on July 31, 1919 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.
  • Passed away on June 15, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

A centennial celebration for Mary will be held on Saturday June 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Penthouse 2500 located in the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

On Saturday, June 15, 2019 Maria (Mary) Santos Teixeira passed peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 99, just one month shy of her 100th birthday (born July 31, 1919).

She is survived by her beloved sons Daniel S. Teixeira and George S. Teixeira. Her daughter-in-law Diane Teixeira and her treasured twin grandsons John and Chris Teixeira, her favorite man Rick Ramirez and other loving and extended family members who treated her as their ‘vovozinha’ (granny). Maria also will be lovingly remembered by many other close friends and all her Leisure House condominium family who treated her so kindly and held an early 100th birthday celebration in her honor this year.

Mary loved living by the beach and seeing the ocean every day, therefore a centennial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday June 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Penthouse 2500 located in the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

In Lieu of flowers, we prefer that expressions of sympathy made in Mary’s name go to:

Humane Society - Adopt a Friend for Life - Or - Save the Children (gift catalog)

Online condolences may be made by leaving a tribute below: 

Posted by MIchael Palozzi on June 29, 2019
George and Danny...……..the entire Palozzi family is saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember fondly so many good times from our days on Hollywood Beach. Your mom was always so generous. And so patient with us. I'm sure she was very proud of the men that you became. God bless you and your family. Mike Palozzi
Posted by Sheryl Hodor on June 24, 2019
Dear Dan, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom passing. Photos of your mom tell me she was a very beautiful person inside and out. I know you were a wonderful son and now mom's watching over you. Much Love Sheryl
Posted by Judy Butler on June 21, 2019
George, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God’s grace and the loving memories of your mom bring you peace. We are glad to have met her - she was so cute and fiesty! Love, Brooks & Judy
Posted by Ben Treiber on June 18, 2019
Dear Teixeira Family, Virginia and I wish to share our sorrow for your loss and the remembrances of a life well lived for all of you. We did not know her but Maria provided us with a wonderful leader and friend in George and his family. Virginia & Ben Treiber
Posted by Teri Houston on June 18, 2019
Dear Teixeira Family, I have always been impressed by the loving care that the Teixeira family has shown to Mary. She was so fortunate to have you as a family and you will always have beautiful memories to share of her. She was an amazing lady and I am so sorry for the loss you are all sharing at this time. My heartfelt condolences are with you.
Posted by Leni Teixeira on June 18, 2019
I didn’t had the pleasure to meet Auntie Mary in person but I have met my dearest cousin George and he always speaks wonderful things about his Mom What a brave lady full of energy , courageous and loving woman May God bless her Spirit Rest in peace
Posted by Diana Baerveldt on June 18, 2019
Dear Dan and family, Although I didn't know your Mom, the tributes I've read show her as a wonderful caring mother and friend, adored by her sons. May she rest in Peace. OM Shanti. Diana Baerveldt, Harbor House East.
Posted by Mary Thompson on June 18, 2019
To the wonderful Teixeira Family....................We want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother...We know what a sad time this is for you all....Being from Massachusetts we know where she was born and how she loved being on the water..and having such a close care for her..these last few years...We are deeply sorry for your loss.......Margaret & Charles Thompson..Harbor House East
Posted by Bettye Grant on June 17, 2019
Mary My wonderful friend. How I loved to talk to you about life. You loved your sons, daughter and son in law and your grandsons. I loved our talks about the rating system. And our plans to go in the town and pick up the young friendships. We were full of talk and had no action. It was our way of enjoying life at our own expense. I will miss you more than you know. Your smile lit up the room and your wisdom enhanced my life. I loved you with my heart and you were generous and kind to me for the last 35 plus years. I know you are telling Jesus about your ranking system that made us laugh. No greater love was there than the love you had for your sons. They stayed with you until the end because of their love for you. The look of a favorite family. Caring, sharing, love, honesty, truth and integrity. I miss you. Now, no more black dress
Posted by Thetis Palamiotou on June 17, 2019
M ary your beautiful smile, sweet face & A ll of the kind words you told me will R emain in my heart forever. Y ou are truly an Angel!!! Thank you Dan for introducing me to your wonderful mother! The few times we met she made me smile and I felt like I've known her for years. Thank you for driving by the Sales Gallery on Mother's Day as I got to see her for one more time! You were such a loving & caring son. She is Your Angel watching over you!!!! My love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Posted by Terry Shane on June 17, 2019
Dear Teixeira Family, We send our deepest condolences..... It has been both a honor and a pleasure to serve you(Ms. Mary)..... Thank you for being so beautiful, so sweet and laying out a blueprint as to how to live.....To Dan, George, Diane and the rest of the family may God continue to Bless you all!!!!!!
Posted by Rizwan Pirani on June 17, 2019
It would be safe to assume that if George exhibited the same virtues as his mom Mary, she must have been an epitomization of kindness and generosity. May your soul rest in eternal peace, Ameen !
Posted by Melinda Cann on June 17, 2019
Dear Mary, Although we didn’t know each other well our paths crossed over the decades for family events. Your soul is alive today with the seeds of wisdom, dedication and kindness you planted in your children and grandchildren. You inspired us with your sacrifices and empowered us with your strength. It was a privilege to know you ❤️.
Posted by Amin Toussaint on June 17, 2019
Dear Texeira Family, I did not have the privilege to know the beautiful lady Maria and I am truly sorry for your loss. I am however grateful that her love, her compassion and her beautiful soul endure in the hands of those who so effortlessly carry her legacy of being the path, the journey, the light, the question and the answer for a better world...
Posted by Dan Teixeira on June 16, 2019
How can I ever thank you mom for being there for me every day? It was a privilege to be your son as we shared so many fun times together. How fortunate can a son be to have a career next door to you at the W when I was the manager 15 years ago and recently God gave me another manager position literally across the street from you at Four Seasons to make sure I saw you daily. I loved calling you saying “watch me walk to work in my newest suit or tie to get your approval”. Those are memories of a lifetime that will always make me smile as you ran outside on your verandah to see me strut. You thought I was performing for you but it was the reverse for me as seeing you smile and wave back was all I needed to have a peaceful day. I promise to still strut down the street daily as I know you are still looking down watching. RIP Mom
Posted by George Teixeira on June 16, 2019
I love you Mom!

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