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Maria Rios

October 5, 1939 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 82)


Maria Rios, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. She is the beloved wife of Julio Rios.

Maria was born on October 5, 1939, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and was the daughter of Amelia (Reyes) and Esteban Cruz.

For many years she was employed as a seamstress in the Lowell Mills until her retirement.

In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting and traveling and cruising. Maria will forever be remembered as the life of the party and loved to dance. Above all, her most cherished time was spent with family especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Julio, she is survived by her daughter Marie Manautou and her husband Jose of Nashua; three grandchildren, Jose M. Manatou Jr., Elijah J. Manautou, and Isiah Rivera; as well as many great grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Caroline Rivera, Normandino Rios, and her grandson, Normandino Jr.

At the request of Maria’s family, services are omitted.

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