Obituary: Hilda Ferreira, 96, of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Hilda Ferreira, 96, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on November 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol.

Hilda was born in Fall River, MA to the late Joseph Barreira and the late Mary (Almeida) Barreira.

Hilda was married to the late Manuel Ferreira for 24 years.

Hilda was an extremely loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, her family was everything to her. She loved to travel, especially her trips to Portugal. She was a member of the St. Anthony’s Church Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the Newport Athletic Club, and was very active throughout her life. She was a wonderful woman, and will be missed by all who knew her.

Hilda is survived by her children; Jacqueline Ferreira of Portsmouth, RI, Lawrence “Larry” Ferreira and his wife Doris of Tiverton, RI and Manuel “Ron” Ferreira and his wife Linda of Bristol, RI. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren; Ron Ferreira Jr., Gregory Brasher, Lisa Allen, Matthew Brasher and Christopher Ferreira and her great grandchildren; Marley Allen, and Benjamin, Kellin and Natalia Brasher, and her loving companion of over 40 years, Gene Furtado.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel, who passed in 1965, as well as her brothers, Arsenio, Joseph and Ernest Barreira.

Family will be receiving friends Friday, Nov. 30, from 9:15 am- 10:00 am in St. Anthony’s Church, and her Mass of Christian burial will be immediately following at 10:00 am in the Church.

Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery 2233 Robeson Street in Fall River, MA.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Elizabeth Manor One Dawn Hill Road Bristol, RI 02809, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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