Joanna "Nina" Amaral

Amaral, Joanna (Maglio) "Nina" 85, passed away on Thursday June 2, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.
She was the beloved wife of Anthony "Tony" Amaral and the daughter of the late Avelino and Elfreda Maglio. Besides her husband she leaves a sister Elfreda McMahon, sister in law Ann Maglio, God children Judy Flynn, Jojo Cabral, and Louie Bottella. She also leaves two grand daughters Paulette and Michelle Amaral and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Russell P. Amaral and sister of the late Avelino Maglio Jr., Anthony Maglio, Raymond Maglio, Elsie D. Cabral, and Marie Robinson. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 8:45 from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church Cranston Street Cranston at 10:00 Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-7:00pm. Kindly omit flowers.

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Lou Bottella - 06/03/2011

Godfather Tony, Paulette, and Michelle: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness and loss. From the day she held me at my baptism to the day she agreed to attend my wedding, Joanna loved me unconditionally. I have so many fond memories of every important event in my life always being graced by my loving godparents' attendance. So many children who attended the elementary school at which I teach received warm knit hats each winter that Joanna made because she knew there was a need for them. May you have moments of peace and grace at this difficult time and know that Joanna is in the presence of God forever.

Mary and Tony - 6-4-2011 - 06/04/2011

Dear Tony,Paulette and Michelle
Our Deepest Sympathy to you for the loss of our long time friend, Joann. We had many happy times together from the time your son and our children were very little. Joann was a great friend, loving and caring. I will miss her phone calls. May she rest in peace.
Love, Friendship and God Bless!

Judy Flynn - 06/04/2011

As I write this my heart breaks for the loss
of my darling aunt. One of the things I will always remember is her sweet voice. Even at 85 she sounded like a young woman when you spoke to her. That always amazed me. She was funny, loving and caring. I can picture her
this pass September at Jessica's wedding when we played at trick on uncle. She came
after us and said "What are you doing with my Husband?!!" Tough as nails too! Then they both got up and dance. A beautiful sight.
The world has lost this beautiful person but the Angels and her family are rejoicing.
May God bless you all and keep you strong.
Love you.

Karen Preite - 06/06/2011

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and all your family.

The Walker Family - 06/07/2011

Mrs. Amaral reminds me so much of my mother. I am truly sorry for your loss.

May your Heavenly Father see your grief and comfort you with a comfort that embraces your very being and brings you peace. 'Precious in the eyes of God is the death of His loyal one.' ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.’ John 11: 21-25.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are you.

Donna Roia - 06/08/2011

Donna Roia - 06/08/2011

I know there are no words to be written or said that an take away the emptiness so many people are feeling. I hope your memories will fill that emptiness in time. As a first cousin to her granddaughters, Paulette and Michelle, Mrs. Amaral was a big part of my life growing up. Through my child eyes, I saw a her as a person who always made me feel loved and welcome. No matter how big or small, she always had something to give and her homemade meals and desserts kept me beggin for more. Through my adult eyes, I admired her inner strength to keep moving forward, even during the worst of times. Her devotion to her husband, family and friends can not be matched by many.

JoJo - 06/18/2011

My beloved family, Itook so long to write this to you and for that I apoligize. My mind is still wrapping around such a great loss. I know you girls will take good care of uncle and that won't be easy. The loss you are suffering is painful but God will keep you in the palm of his hands and hold you to his heart. May we all feel her love and light with each day that passes, love You JoJo

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