Barbara Evelyn Machado

February 3, 1940 - December 8, 2017
Barbara Evelyn Machado

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.


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  • December 15, 2017
    Kristine (Medeiros) Foster says:
    My condolences on your loss. RIP Barbara.

  • September 22, 2019
    Bonnie says:
    I didn't get to say goodbye and express my feelings for you. Although it wasn't necessary because we showed each other through jokes, recipes, stories and heartfelt conversations. I still regret not getting to say goodbye. Although we were from different generations, we quickly formed a genuine friendship. I think of you often and I truly miss you. I know you are at peace in mind, body and soul. I find comfort in my memories and I pray that your other friends and family do as well. You are missed my friend.

  • June 13, 2018
    Your flower...CJ says:
    It's been 6 months since you left but not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you so much and all the time we spent together. I know you are at peace but my heart still and always yearn for my mom. I wish you were still here. I love you always. Your flower.

  • January 29, 2018
    Your niece, Brenda Lee Gribbin says:
    Auntie Barbara, I've held onto many memories of you, throughout my life. Whenever I think of you, they pop in my head and I've found myself smiling and sometimes laughing. My fondest memories were when I was a little girl, going over to your house, with my family and eating your delicious cooking and watching the Temptations on TV. I remember the mini meat pies and I've been hooked ever since. I'm glad my Mom had you in her life as well, especially during the hard times...you always found a way to make her laugh. She would tell me everything, like a school girl, laughing at the same time. In my mind and heart, I believe that is still going on now. You are both free of the bodies that failed you. I can imagine the peace surrounding you both like a warm blanket and watching over all of those, that you left behind. I know that you and my Mom are just a whisper away, Rest in the Peace and Glory of our Lord Jesus, that you both so deserve. I do love you very much. I always have, and I always will.

  • January 22, 2018
    Christopher Machado says:
    How I miss you so much mom. I miss your voice and our time together. I know that you are no longer in pain and I am grateful for that. I just want you to know how much I miss and love you. Until we see each other again. Love always, your Flower.

  • January 22, 2018
    CJ Machado says:
    I think about you every day. I know that you are at peace and I am grateful for that but I miss you so much. I feel your absence daily and cry often. I miss your voice and our time together. I love you so much mom. Until we see each other again. Love always your Flower

  • January 06, 2018
    Mary-Ann Machado says:
    We already miss you so much! You always loved getting together with your family and celebrating life. Your warm smile and presence will be greatly missed. Love you and will pray for you always! Mary-Ann

  • December 25, 2017
    Christian Santa cruz says:
    Merry Christmas Nana. I know you are with God celebrating this blessed day. I have so many memories with you but the ones that stick out the most are definitely around Christmas. I remember sleeping over and I layed on your lap and you sang “O holy night” and I fell asleep. You were always smiling, telling us to love one another and that your angels were watching over us. As I sit here staring at my Christmas tree and listening to o holy night, a wave of emotions take over and I miss you more and more. I will never forget the time we spent together and songs you used to sing to me. Now you can sing with the Angels and watch over your family. I miss you Nana and love you.

  • December 20, 2017
    Suzann Almeida says:
    Rest in peace Barbara, you fought long and hard. Prayers are with your family. Our love, Aunt Evelyn and Sue.

  • December 20, 2017
    Chris&Tai lit a candle:
    Lit since December 20, 2017 at 12:52:52 AM

  • December 17, 2017
    Your Brother David says:
    Barbara you are my sister and my friend. Our memories growing up will always be in my memorie. I'll miss our weekly calls. You were always more concerned with my health then yours. There wasn't a person you didn't love. Even though I can do it myself in my prayers.. Give Mom, Dad, Joe, and James my love. There will be a day in the distant future we will all be together. Love you

  • December 13, 2017
    Christopher Machado says:
    I have so many memories of my mom. She is one of the strongest women I have ever met. While I may be suffering her loss, I just want to wish all of her family and her friends my deepest condolences to them also. She may have been my mom but she touched so many lives. So many people loved her. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of loss.

  • December 15, 2017
    Roger Viveiros says:
    My condolences to your family Chris. May your mom rest in peace.

  • December 15, 2017
    Toni Fontes says:
    You are the grandmother to three of my boys. I know if you can cook in heaven you are preparing a feast. I remember how you loved to cook. R.I.P.

  • December 15, 2017
    Toni Fontes says:
    I once called you Mom. You are the grandmother to three of my boys. I know you are singing and dancing with the angels. If you can cook in heaven, you are preparing a feast. I remember how you loved to cook. R.I.P.

  • December 15, 2017
    Lauri Teixeira says:
    My Sister, my heart and soul. My life will never be the same without you in it. All my favorite memories are with you. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know Sis how much I love you, please don't take my sister away. We sang this together every night. My heart is broken. I miss you so much Sis!

  • December 15, 2017
    Jeannie Rinaldi says:
    May God console her friends and family with the peace that Barbara is having her first Christmas in God's loving arms in Heaven.

  • December 15, 2017
    Jeannie Rinaldi lit a candle:
    Lit since December 15, 2017 at 12:56:38 PM

  • December 15, 2017
    Debby Aguire says:
    Rip cousin Barbara

  • December 14, 2017
    BARBARA SANTA CRUZ says:
    My mom, what can I say? She was strong, beautiful and loved her family. The memories will always be with me, but I will miss our 9am chats, her constant recipes that she posted and talked about. I miss you mom, now I understand how you felt when you said "I miss my mom" Sing to Jesus momma sing to Jesus, til we meet again.......I LOVE YOU

  • December 13, 2017
    John Machado says:
    Dear mom, It is not often in life where you can find yourself with so much that you want to say, yet are at a complete loss for words. I so miss you but am comforted in that you are finally at rest, your pain and suffering at an end. You will be in my thoughts and in my heart until we are together again. I will miss your your cards, and your smile. I will miss you calling me your "Johhny". But most of all I will miss your call, and your voice. I love you mom. Your Johnny

  • December 13, 2017
    Christopher Machado lit a candle:
    Lit since December 13, 2017 at 12:15:41 PM