Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst.
Her husband, Manuel Diaz Sr., passed away in 2006.
Born in Porto Moniz, Madiera Island, Portugal; she is the daughter of the late Manuel F.
and Maria Pontes Camara Fernandes.
She was a member of Saint Patrick’s Church in Nicholson and had operated the family
dairy farm with her late husband.
Maria is survived by four daughters, Catherine Foltz and husband Garry of New Milford,
Cecelia Zammita of Largo, Florida, Josephine Diaz of Dunmore and Gloria Conway and
husband Vince of Kingsley; five sons, Maurice, Manuel Jr., and Anthony all of New Milford,
Benedict of Nicholson, and John of Kingsley; two sisters, Olinda Camara of Port Washington,
N.Y., and Solange Fernandes of Clarks Summit; twenty grandchildren, eight great
grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Maria was predeceased by a daughter, Maria A. Diaz.
A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father Thomas Petro, will be held at the
convenience of the family in Saint Patrick’s Church in Nicholson.
Interment will take place in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Nicholson.
Visitation will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Saint Joseph’s Center in Dunmore.
Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson.