Maria Virginia Martin

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Maria “Gigi” Virginia Martin, 82, transitioned over to heaven on May 5th, 2023. Born April 25, 1941, in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands, daughter of the late Alvero Soares and Leandra “Xanda” Freitas Santos. She now joins in heaven her late husband George Martin (Taunton, Massachusetts), her brothers Manecas Soares and Celestino Ramos Freitas Gomes, her sisters Judith Leca, and Maria Da Luz Delgado. She left behind several loved ones including her dear siblings: Steve Soares (Massachusetts), Theodore Gomes (Netherlands), and Amelia Freitas Poisson (Florida), cousins, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind a community of friends whose lives she deeply impacted with her infectious glowing spirit.

Often referred to as the “Life of the party” Gigi’s spirit always lit up a room and put a smile on everyone’s face. Her gentle tone, giving spirit, love for people and her culture made her a loved and respected resident while residing in Providence, Cumberland, and Lincoln, Rhode Island as well as Georgia, and Florida.

Gigi truly was the definition of a phenomenal woman and will be missed by many hearts around the world. 


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  1. Tina Anastasio on May 11, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    Gigi had a beautiful smile and loved to have fun. We had so many good times together and you will be missed. RIP Steve and Tina

  2. Nelleke van den Heuvel on May 11, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Slaap zacht lieve Gigi, je was een zonnetje in huis en iedereen gecondoleerd met het verlies van een prachtig mens

    Zus van Betsie en Toto Gomes

  3. Mike Santos Tavares on May 11, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Dear Gigi was a great person, friend of her friends very respected by everyone who knew her, we will miss you forever Gigi rest in peace my friend. 🙏⚘️ My condolences to the family

  4. Sofia and Annie on May 10, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    May you rest in peace Ms Gigi. Our condolences to the family.

  5. Patricia, Osvaldina,, Paulo and Ary Abu-raya on May 10, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    You will most definitely be missed Gigi.

  6. Teodoro Gomes on May 10, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Dear Gigi
    We had many good times together.
    We will mis you forever and always in our hearts when we think you it is with a smile .
    Lots of love your brother Toto and Betsie Gomes

  7. Eduardo F. Lima Jr. on May 10, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    You will be missed Tia Gigi. Sleep in heavenly Peace.
    We all love you.

    The Lima Family

  8. Edna Brito on May 10, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Edna Freitas Santos Brito
    Sentidas condolências á família

  9. Virgínia Lima and family. on May 10, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Sincere condolences to family and friends. Gigi was sweet and kind, she’ll be missed forever.

  10. Maarten and Claudia on May 10, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    She was truly a beautyfull person.
    Memories about Gigi come whith a big smile on our face.

    Love you.

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