September 1941 ~ September 2021
Mary Teresa (Freitas) Mendes, age 80, passed away on September 26, 2021. She was born in Feteira, of the island of Faial, Azores, Portugal on September 2, 1941 and moved to Norwalk as a young child. She lived in Fresno during her high school years before settling in the Stevinson, Turlock, and Crows Landing area for the last 50 years. She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
Mary is survived by her husband, Melvin Mendes; children, Teresa Gastelo, Tony Silveira, Manuel Silveira, and David Berbereia; step-children, Catherine and Manuel Mendes; ten grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and two brothers, Joe and Mario Freitas. She is preceded in death by her parents Manuel Silveira Freitas and Maria Zulmira Medeiros, first husband, Joe Silveira; two sons, Mario and Joe Silveira; and brother, Manuel Freitas.
Visitation will begin 4pm on Monday, October 4, 2021 with the Rosary to follow at 6pm at Allen Mortuary.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin 12:30pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.