It is with sorrow and sadness, and at the same time with hope in eternal life, that we announce the passing of Josefa da Cunha (in photo), the beloved mother of Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. Mrs. da Cunha died in her home in Brazil on Saturday, July 8, 2023. She was 92.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 67 years, Manoel Antonio, who passed away on June 23, 2015. She lived a long and beautiful life; she raised 13 children and saw her family grow to 39 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild, to a total of 101 descendants.

She was a person of great faith, and her memory will be treasured as a person who lived her life dedicated to God and family.

The wake and burial will take place on Monday, July 10, 2023, in Bahia, Brazil.

All are asked to keep Mrs. da Cunha, Bishop da Cunha, and his entire family in their prayers.

May the soul of Mrs. da Cunha and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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