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Obituary for Alda (Domingos) Grimes
Alda R. (Domingos) Grimes, 69, of Ludlow, passed away unexpectedly on April 30, 2018. Born in Obidos, Portugal, daughter of the late Joao and Maria (Antonio) Domingos, she immigrated to Chicopee in 1952 at the age of 3, and was a 1968 graduate of Chicopee High School. She later moved to Ludlow where she settled to raise her family. Alda was a hairdresser at Pierre Andre‘s Salon for many years, and more recently worked in the Town of Ludlow treasurer’s office from where she retired. She was a member of the Ludlow Lodge of Elks, and in her spare time, she loved camping and enjoyed gardening; but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren. Alda was the beloved wife of 49 years to Gordon Grimes; a loving mother to Jason Grimes and wife Cristina, and Kelly Ganhao and husband Paul, all of Ludlow, and adoring grandmother to Zachary and Kali Grimes, and Emily and Matthew Ganhao; a dear sister to John Domingos and wife Linda, of Tolland, CT and their children Corey and Bailey; beloved daughter in law to Emma Grimes; a dear sister-in-law to Gary and Robin Grimes and their children Sean, Ian, and Evan; and Robert Grimes and his children Jennifer, Jillian, and Bobbie Leigh; and also leaves many loving extended family members, and dear friends. Funeral services for Alda will be held on Monday, May 7th. Visitation will be from 8:00-10:00am in Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Elizabeth Parish followed by burial in Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alda’s memory to American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the Elks National Foundation (elks.org)