Maria Alcina Candeias

Maria Alcina Candeias (Canto)

Wednesday, November 8th, 1939 - Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Maria Alcina (Canto) Candeias, 79, of West Hartford, beloved wife of 56 years to Joao Maria Candeias, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 6, 2019. Born in Acores, District of Guarda, Portugal, she came to Hartford in 1966. She retired from CIGNA. Maria Alcina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford and was a very active member of the Hartford Portuguese Club and the Ladies Auxiliary. She was well known for her great crochet talent.
Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Maria Joao DeLucco and her husband, Paul; her son, Victor Manuel Candeias and his girlfriend, Julie Smoliga; her grandchildren, Michael and Alyssa DeLucco. She is also survived by her sisters, Judy Rezendes, Ceu C. Rodrigues, Antonia Canto Ferreira; her brother, Armindo R. Canto and many nieces and nephews too many to mention, who all adored her. She was predeceased by a brother, Jose Rodrigues Canto.
The funeral procession will be Wednesday, (April 10), 9:00 am from the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Calling hours are Tuesday, (April 9), from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of Fatima
    50 Kane Street
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  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue
    HARTFORD, CT 06114
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Laura Moreira & Family

Posted at 06:39am
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The CaptionCall Family

Posted at 12:36pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Sandra Nicholson

Posted at 10:48pm
My dear Tia,
I love you so much and remember all the times you would tell me how much you loved all of us! Thank you for everything you've done for your family. May you rest in peace and watch over us

Andrea Eselunas

Posted at 06:26pm
May my Tia Alcina be in peace and be watching over us all in her loving and kind nature. She was one of our favorite people and she will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you Tia for always putting us first and top of mind when it came to making our many family celebrations special with all your desserts. Love you in our hearts forever! Andrea, Jason, Brooke and Abby Eselunas

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Posted at 09:59am
From your cousins who will never forget you and we will miss you. Rest in peace. Pedro & Bev Silva
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