FALMOUTH – Frances (Lima) Alves, wife of the late John M. Alves, died at the JML Care Center of Falmouth on March 21, 2012.
She was 96.
In 1985, the year of her husband’s death, they had been married fifty years.
Born in Terceira, Azores, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Fonseca) Lima.
She moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of five.
Raised and educated in the Taunton area, Mrs. Alves was employed by Texas Instruments as a coil winder and soldered for over twenty-five years.
She retired in 1975.
A former communicant of Holy Family Church in East Taunton, she moved to the Falmouth area several years ago and attended St. Anthony Church in E. Falmouth.
Mrs. Alves enjoyed sewing, cooking, and traveling.
She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and will be fondly remembered for her good natured, easy going disposition.
She leaves three daughters, Mary E. Areias of W. Falmouth, Lillian F. Parent and her husband Norbert of Hobe Sound, FL, and Adeline J. Osso and her husband John of N. Dighton; five granddaughters, Suzanne Areias of W. Falmouth, Sharon Trahan of Attleboro, Brenda Galego of Swansea, Allyson Pires of E. Taunton, and Sarah Fontes of Taunton; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Manuel, John, Frank, Louie, Joseph, and Serafin Lima, Rose Costa and Mary Souza.
Her funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton on Tuesday March 27th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Holy Family Church, E. Taunton at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Calling Hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 26th from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Manley St. W. Bridgewater, MA 02379, the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472, or the charity one’s choice.
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