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Mrs Darlene M. Azevedo

October 15, 1934 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Darlene M. Azevedo, age 89, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Kaiser Hospital in Fresno after a brief illness.

Darlene was born in Colusa, California to Glenn and Zora Parish. Darlene was a resident of Madera, CA for the last 31 years where she was a homemaker, and an avid gardener with flowers and fruit trees. After her children were at age to pursue a career, she went to work for the J.C. Penney Company and retired following 23 years with the company.

Darlene was active in the community with her parish of St. Columba Catholic Church in Chowchilla where she was a lifetime member of the Altar Society. She was a supporter of the Portuguese Community Celebrations, served as a director of SFA of Chowchilla, and was a member of the PFSA (Portuguese Fraternal Society of America), Darlene especially loved the auctions.

Darlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years Vernon “Vern ” J. Azevedo, her brothers Jack Parish, and Charles Parish both of Merced, Ca and by a sister Pamela Rahilly of Patterson, New York.

Darlene is survived by her daughter Verlene Azevedo of Madera /Chino CA, her son Darryl Azevedo and his wife Linda of Madera, CA. She is the sister of Sharon Boomer of Kamiah, Idaho and Regina McDowell of Fredericksburg, Texas, she is the grandmother of Jalene Ressegue, Katrina (Azevedo) McDaniel. Joseph Azevedo, Michelle (Azevedo) Goulart, Anthony Azevedo and the cherished great grandmother of Madison McDaniel, Lincoln McDaniel, Harrison McDaniel, Regan McDaniel, Ava Goulart, Mercedes Azevedo, and Zane Goulart.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 5, 2024 from 2 PM to 6 PM at Jay Chapel of Madera. Recitation of the Rosary will be on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM at St. Columba Catholic Church in Chowchilla. Interment will be in the Chowchilla Cemetery.

Remembrances in Darlene’s memory may be made to the St. Columba Catholic Church Altar Society.



April 5, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jay Chapel
1121 Roberts Ave
Madera, CA 93637

Recitation of the Rosary
April 6, 2024

9:00 AM
St. Columba Catholic Church
213 Orange Avenue
Chowchilla, CA 93610

Funeral Mass
April 6, 2024

9:30 AM
St. Columba Catholic Church
213 Orange Avenue
Chowchilla, CA 93610


Chowchilla Cemetery
23359 Road 14 1/2
Chowchilla, CA 93610


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