CRANSTON, R.I. Maria (Ferreira) Santos, 69, of Mooresville, formerly of Cranston, R.I., passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, after a long-fought battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Edgar J. Jensen Jr. Born in Santo Antao, Cape Verde, she was a daughter of the late Antonio Joao Ferreira and Senhorinha Silva Fonseca. Maria was employed for the State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections for many years until her retirement. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sandra Santos and Benvinda Santos, both of Cranston; and siblings, Adelaide Nascimento, Francisca Lopes, Salome Tomar, Elizabeth Tomar, Filomena Matthews and Joao Ferreira. She was loved, and will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria was also the sister of the late Gregoria S. Alexander, Maria Gomes and Beverly Tomar. A funeral service and visitation were held at the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory in Cranston, Saturday, Aug. 31. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, One Wellington Rd., Lincoln, RI 02865. Visit for online condolences.

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