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Maria Arnett

January 23, 1937 — November 13, 2019

Our devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, friend, and faithful servant of our Lord, Maria de Jesus Fagundes Arnett, 82, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

She was born on January 23, 1937, in Terceira Islands, Azores, Portugal, to the late Manuel Machado and Maria De Jesus (Teixeira) Fagundes.

In addition to her parents, Maria was preceded in death by her siblings, Manuel, Euclides, Osvaldo, Lidio, Epolito, Carmina, Setalina, Francisco, Nair, Serilo, Valdemar, Julieta, and Natalina Fagundes, Alberto Machado, Verina Silva, and Juraci Saude.

Maria was a faithful follower of Christ. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville and the Rosary Alter Society. She spent many years volunteering at Wayne HealthCare and at St. Mary's School. Maria loved making sweetbread and giving it to her family and friends to enjoy. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, cooking for others, play her Portuguese guitar and harmonica, and listening to all types of music. Maria will be remembered for her passion for life and helping others.

Maria is survived by her children, Joseph Arnett and his wife, Bernadette, of Katy, Texas, Falaeh Gerace and her husband, Michael, of Greenville, Chris Arnett and his wife, Jenny, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Veronica Sutherland, of Greenville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Amber Marker and her husband, Jordan, of Dublin, Ohio, Alexis Arnett-Sutherland of Columbus, Ohio, Cody Sutherland of Washington D.C., Aubree Sutherland of Greenville, Elizabeth Arnett of Cincinnati, Jamie Cook and her husband, Joshua, of Greenville, Jennifer Akers, and her husband, Jason, of Columbus, Ohio, and Annalyse, Josefina, and Gabriel Arnett of Katy Texas; her great grandchildren, Declan and Crew Marker, Brianna Gerace, Lilian Hutton, Emma Wagner, Andrew and Aiden Lund, London, McKenna, and Everly Akers, Bryce Akers, and Kinsley, Carter, and Melissa Cook; and her siblings, Joao Fagundes, Olga Ladeira, Apolina Costa, and Camila Gomes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Father John R. White officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Maria's family on Friday from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial contributions may be given, in memory of Maria, to the State of the Heart Care, 1350 North Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio, 45331 or the Cancer Association of Darke County, P.O. Box 781, Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

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1000 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331

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Friday, November 22, 2019

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