Maria Cardoso

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March 9, 1953 — March 7, 2020

ELM CITY — Maria “Cristina” Cardoso, 66, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Born in Rosario, Argentina, on March 9, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Juan Carlos Cardoso Sr. and Francisca Bruno Cardoso.

Cristina was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed, but her loving spirit will never be forgotten as she was everything to her family. Above all, her most cherished memories will be those spent with her family. She especially enjoyed watching Skylar’s dance competitions and attending Ashlyn’s soccer games.

Cristina leaves behind to cherish her memory daughters, Maria “Gabriela” Brunetti, Maria “Daniela” Brunetti and Maria “Kristina” Brunetti, all of Elm City; her precious granddaughters, Skylar Isabella Brunetti and Ashlyn Francesca Brunetti; and a brother, Juan Carlos Cardoso Jr. of Arizona.

A special gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made in Cristina’s name to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation Inc., 3634 W. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, OH 44333 or help@cjdfoundation.org.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.