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Maria P (Fariñas) Whiteknact

November 21, 1936 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 81)

Whiteknact, Maria (Fariñas) of East Boston age 81, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018.

Maria was born in Madrid, Spain, to Andres F. Jodra and Francisca Sanz Hervás.

Belove wife of the late Ronald Whiteknact.

Devoted mother of Joseph and wife Jill  of East Boston and Daniel P. and wife Karen of South Boston.

Dear sister of  Andres Fariñas of Spain  and the late Ildefonso Fariñas.

Cherished grandmother of  Emma, Chase, Deckard and Adrian.

Also survived by two nephews and one niece in Spain.

Family and friends will honor Maria's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga Street East Boston on Wednesday January 24th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again Thursday  morning  January 25th at 8:30AM before leaving in procession to St. Joseph- St. Lazarus Church Ashley Street in  East Boston for a funeral mass in celebration of Maria's Life at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery Everett, Ma.

Maria was a teacher in the Chelsea public Schools for over 30 years receiving her master of education Degree  and was honored as Teacher of the year.


Funeral home is handicap accessible. Courtesy valet parking at the front entrance of the funeral home. For complimentary transportation to the funeral home for the visitation please call 617-569-0990. Ample off street parking with attendants in our parking lots.

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