Maria Camara

Obituary of Maria Camara

Maria Guida Camara passed away peacefully with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Maria was born in Porto Santo, Portugal, to Manuel Oliveira and Dolores (Camara) Oliveira, on May 10, 1942. She spent her early years in Porto Santo but also lived in Santa Cruz and Fremont throughout her life.

Maria was a hardworking and reliable housekeeper at the Casa Blanca Motel for over 20 years and during her retirement traveled between California and Porto Santo to spend time with her family on both sides of the world. She was known for her lovely singing around the house while doing various household chores.

Maria was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Jose Ferreira Camara, in 2013, and by her parents Manuel and Dolores Oliveira.

Maria is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elvira and Douglas Greiner, brothers, Teodoro Oliveira and Joe Oliveira, sister, Maria Barros, grandchildren, Trinity Greiner, Adriana Greiner, Isabela Greiner, and Sabrina Greiner. She is also survived by an extensive extended family in both Portugal and California.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Capitola on Monday, September 11, 2017, beginning at 10am. A viewing will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz, from 1-4pm with a recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 4pm.

To honor Maria's memory please make a donation to the charity of your choice.