Edi Mara Santos, 64, of Hillside, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Overlook Hospital surrounded by her family.
Edi was born on January 13, 1951 in Jaguariaiva, Brazil. She was the daughter of Iracema da Silva Poly and the late Mr. Julio Pinheiro Poly.
Edi could brighten up a room with her presence and brought such a smile to the world and to family and friends around her. She was the life of the party and enjoyed entertaining family and friends by dancing, telling jokes, and cooking for everyone. She loved animals, gardening, music, jewelry, colors, plants, and all those things that make people happy. She currently worked as a housekeeper but from a young age was an avid seamstress, the strength she was most proud of. However, the ‘profession’ Edi shined the most was being a wife and mom; the most loving, caring, sweet and affectionate mom.
She is survived by her beloved husband Clauzenei, her daughter Danielli and her son Junior, as well as Allen and Melissa, whom she took as children-by-law with much love. She was the cherished grandmother to Sophia, with whom she had the sweetest, most special bond. She is also survived by her mother, Iracema, sister, Elizabete, brother, Elizeu, and many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. A prayer service will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Flowers can be sent to the family or directly to the funeral home. In Edi’s memory, donations can be directed to The Smile Train, at http://support.smiletrain.org/goto/edisantos.