Maria Deolinda Rego, 88, of Flanders, NJ passed away on October 19, 2019 in Florham Park, NJ. Maria was born on November 21, 1930 in Alenquer, Portugal to the late Julio and Julia Valador. She lived in Pero-Moniz, Portugal for many years where she was a school teacher to most of the people in town. Maria later moved to the United States and settled in a Portuguese community in Newark, NJ in 1971. She moved to Flanders, NJ in 1994 where she continued her love of gardening, knitting, and crocheting. Her greatest joy in life was her grandson Shawn. Her legacy is being Madrinha and Vovô to so many of the friends and neighbors she made throughout her lifetime in the various communities she was a part of.
Maria is survived by her devoted daughter, Maria Franjeskos and her husband Michael; cherished grandson, Shawn Franjeskos; and by many other loving family members and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jose Marques Rego.
Maria’s Life Celebration will include a visitation on Thursday October 24, 2019 from 6PM – 9PM. A funeral service will begin at 8PM at the funeral home. Interment will be handled privately by her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s Memory to the St. Jude Gift Fund by searching the name Maria Deolinda Rego or by clicking the link to the left of this obituary.