Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva

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Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva
Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva.jpg
First Lady of Brazil
In role
1 January 2003 – 1 January 2011
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Ruth Cardoso
Succeeded by Marcela Temer (2016)
Personal details
Born Marisa Letícia Rocco Casa
(1950-04-07)7 April 1950
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Died 3 February 2017(2017-02-03) (aged 66)
São Paulo, Brazil
Cause of death Stroke
Resting place Jardim da Colina Cemetery
São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
23°42′24″S 46°31′37″W / 23.7065676°S 46.5269805°W / -23.7065676; -46.5269805
Nationality Brazilian and Italian[1]
Political party PT (1980–2017)
Spouse(s) Marcos Cláudio da Silva (m. 1970; d. 1971)
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (m. 1974)
Children Marcos Cláudio (b. 1970)
Fábio Luís (b. 1975)
Sandro Luís (b. 1980)
Luís Cláudio (b. 1987)
Awards Den kongelige norske fortjenstorden storkors stripe.svg - Grand Cross of the Order of Merit
ESP Isabella Catholic Order GC.svg Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
PRT Order of Liberty - Grand Cross BAR.png - Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty
PRT Order of Christ - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ

Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva (née Rocco Casa; 7 April 1950 – 3 February 2017) was the second wife of former President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,[2] and First Lady of Brazil from 2003 to 2010.

Lula's first wife, Maria de Lourdes da Silva, died in labour when Lula was in his twenties. And Marisa'a first spouse, Marcos Cláudio da Silva, died in 1971.

On 24 January 2017, Marisa Letícia suffered a stroke. She died ten days later on 3 February, at the age of 66 in Sírio-Libanês Hospital.[3][4] President Michel Temer declared three days of official mourning.[5] She was cremated the next day. Her ashes were interred in the Cemitério Jardim da Colina, in her native São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo.[6]



  1. ^ "Cidadania de mulher de Lula vira polêmica na Itália". 30 November 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ East, Roger; Thomas, Richard (2003-08-05). Profiles of people in power: the world's government leaders. Psychology Press. pp. 68–. ISBN 978-1-85743-126-1. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dona Marisa, ex-primeira-dama, morre em SP - Notícias - Política". G1. 
  4. ^ "Brazil's former first lady, central to the rise and fall of a president, dies at 66". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. February 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Temer decreta luto oficial de três dias por morte de Marisa Letícia". Agência Brasil. 
  6. ^ "Corpo de Marisa Letícia é cremado em São Bernardo do Campo". Veja. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ruth Cardoso
First Lady of Brazil
Title next held by
Marcela Temer
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