Maria “Bernardete” Garcia
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April 29, 1935 – February 25, 2021
Maria “Bernardete” Garcia, 85, of Leavenworth, former Turlock, California resident, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Mountain Meadows in Leavenworth.
Bernardete was born on April 29, 1935 at St Jorge on the Azore Islands, daughter of the late Emiliano Custodio and Maria (Palmire) Vieira. She left the Azores in early 1970’s and moved to Angola, Africa. She was married to Luciano Rosa Garcia and they moved to Livermore, CA briefly in the mid 1970’s before moving and living in Hayword, CA for 20 years. During the mid 1990’s, they moved to Turlock, CA where they made their home until moving to Leavenworth five years ago to be nearer to their son and his family.
Bernardete was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church.
Bernardete is survived by her husband: Luciano; son and daughter-in-law: Carlos and “Jen” Garcia; three grandchildren: Mason, Camden, and Cambria Garcia; along with many friends and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Manuel, Emiliano, and Jose Vieira.