Barbara Evelyn (Teixeira) Machado, resident of Spring Hill Florida, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born February 3, 1940 in Providence, RI to the late Joseph and Evelyn (King) Teixeira. Her siblings include Joseph (late), David and his wife Donna of Pawtucket, RI, James (late) and Laurianne of Cranston, RI. Barbara is survived by her 3 children, daughter Barbara Santa Cruz of Cranston, RI, son John Machado and his wife Mary-Ann of Johnston, RI, and son Christopher Machado and his wife Nancy of Spring Hill, FL. She was the loving grandmother to 8 beautiful grand children, Alfredo, Brandon, Christian, and Sarah (Santa Cruz); John G., Robert, Michael, and Christopher Jr. (Machado) , Crystal Jordan, Rebecca Woulard, and Sean Cohee; and loving great grandmother to 8 beautiful great grandchildren, Isaiah and Noah (Santa Cruz), Oviana, Luciano, and Loveanna (Machado), Payton and Tyler (Cohee), and Gabriella Woulard.
Barbara loved the color purple. She loved to cook, sing, fish, boat, camp, be on the water, but mostly be with her family. She was a friend to many and loved by all that knew her. She worked in the culinary field in Rhode Island most of her life. She worked for 19 years in the Providence School System, finishing her career in various culinary establishments.
Barbara will be cremated and laid to rest at Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson, FL. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name. It was Barbara’s wish there be no services as she preferred to be remembered in life by those who loved her.