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Elvira "Vera" Luiz Gomes

June 24, 1939 January 11, 2024
Elvira "Vera" Luiz Gomes
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Elvira “Vera” Luiz Gomes, 84, of Ludlow passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Volcovo, Bombaral, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joaquim and Maria Luciana Luiz. Vera immigrated to the United States in 1945 where she attended Ludlow schools and became a graduate of Ludlow High School in 1958. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Luis, in 2013. Luis and Vera founded Gomes Construction Company, Inc., in 1987 and Ginmar Enterprises soon after. Vera was a loving mother to Mark Gomes and his wife Sherri, Gina Fernandes and her husband Joe; loving grandmother to Ryan and Derek Gomes and Lucas Fernandes; and great grandmother to Sienna Gomes, all of Ludlow. She leaves her twin sister Antonia Carvalho and brother Jack Luiz and his wife Phyllis; brother-in-law Marcos Gomes, and sister-in-law Maria Jose Nicolau and her husband Silverio, both of Portugal. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews: Pedro Miguel Nicolau and Luis Gomes of Portugal, Elizabeth Fernandes, Joel Carvalho, Jenna Ziskin, and Christopher Luiz, along with many other family members and close friends. What Vera enjoyed most in life was the time spent with family and friends, sharing her good wit and great culinary skills. She perfected her recipes for pudim flan and arroz doce. She was kind and caring, and warm and welcoming. She was generous to all throughout her life, including when she opened her home to her extended family and friends for wonderful and lavish Christmas Celebrations. She was happy to accept so many people into her life. She held fond memories of her many visits to Marco Island, FL, where she enjoyed the warm weather while spending time with her family and friends. Vera was active throughout life, keeping busy with family and friends and enjoying each day. Elvira and her family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Farooqui and staff for their excellent care and extreme kindness. Per Vera’s wishes, her Funeral service will be held privately by her family. Vera’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, please consider helping others by making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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