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Maria Rebelo Hays, 40, of Danville, passed away at 2:41 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
She was born July 15, 1977, in Murtosa, Portugal, to Julio and Cacilda Rebelo, where she lived until they immigrated to the U.S. when she was 3 years old. She resided in New Jersey until six years ago when she moved to Illinois.
She married Jeremy Hays on April 5, 2014, in Tilton. He survives. Together they have two "fur babies," Raja and Tina. She was a past square dance competitor. She was an avid crafter. She enjoyed making diaper cakes and crocheting baby blankets and scrapbooking. She worked at Toys and Babies R Us and most recently with Walmart as a sample clerk.
She also is survived by her parents, Julio and Cacilda Rebelo of Danville; and a brother, Paul Rebelo in New Jersey.
Funeral services will be noon Friday, Sept. 1, at Potomac Church of the Nazarene with Greg Breeden officiating. Burial will be in Potomac Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m-noon Friday at the church.
Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
Published on August 28, 2017
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