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Celia F. (Fidalgo) Desilets

October 20, 1921 March 11, 2020
Celia F. (Fidalgo) Desilets
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Obituary for Celia F. (Fidalgo) Desilets
Celia F. (Fidalgo) Desilets, 98, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Ludlow, daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalina (Zina) Fidalgo, she was a lifelong resident where she was a graduate of Ludlow High School, a faithful communicant of St. Elizabeth Parish and member of it’s St. Anne’s Sodality, a member of the former Portuguese American Citizens Club, and active in the Ludlow Senior Center. Celia also graduated from the Springfield Comptometer School and Bay Path School of Business and went on to work for Westinghouse before returning home to raise her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, gardening, reading, shopping, cooking, baking, playing cards, and rooting on the Boston Red Sox. Above all, her greatest joy was entertaining at her house and hosting family gatherings and holidays; as well as the time she spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Celia was the beloved wife of the late Armand Desilets (2006), who was the love of her life; a loving mother to Paul Desilets, of Ludlow, and Celene Filip and husband Gerard, of West Springfield; a devoted grandmother to Tammy Russell and husband Michael, of West Springfield, Gerard Filip, Jr. and wife Maggie, of Ludlow, Nathan Filip and wife Caitlin, of Holden, and Jenna Rosado, of West Springfield; a cherished great-grandmother to Michael and Ryan Russell, Jonathan Rosado, Jr., and Christopher, Vyla, Kiernan, Cayson, Gabriel, Lyla, and Pippa Filip; a dear sister to the late Arthur, Joseph, and Limpio Fidalgo, Diolinda Breault, Mary Sanogueira, and Wilhemina Sorcinelli; and also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends. Visiting hours for Celia are on Wednesday, March 18th from 4:00-7:00pm in Ludlow FuneralHome.

Due to the recent changes by the CDC regarding social gatherings, The visiting hours will still take place under controlled circumstances by our staff. The funeral services for Celia will now be held privately with her immediate family only in attendance. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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4:00 PM 3/18/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/18/2020 7:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

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Island Pond Cemetery Final Resting Place

499 Center Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

499 Center Street Ludlow 01056 Ma
United States

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St. Elizabeth Parish (St. John the Baptist)

181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, Ma 01056

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