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Ezaura 'Hazel' (Miranda) Lima

May 13, 1923 August 11, 2013
Ezaura 'Hazel' (Miranda) Lima
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Ezaura “Hazel” (Miranda) Lima, 90, of Ludlow, died on Sunday, August 11th in the care and comfort of her home with her family and loved ones by her side.  Born in Ludlow on May 13, 1923, daughter of the late Joao and Rosalina (Pereira) Miranda, she was a lifelong resident, a graduate of Ludlow High School, and faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church.  She worked for many years in the Ludlow Mills, the Springfield Armory during WWII, and finally retired from Tambrands in Three Rivers, Ma.  She was the longest-standing current and present female member of the Gremio Lusitano Club and the Portuguese American Citizens Club of Ludlow.  For many years, she donated her time in the Ludlow community, Gremio Lusitano Club, and other affiliated organizations.  Hazel was a devoted mother, wife, soccer mom, and avid sports fan to her children and grandchildren.  She was an energetic and unselfish person who always cared about her family, friends, and the feelings of others first.  Hazel’s passions were going dancing with her husband, cooking, hosting family gatherings, watching soccer games, attending functions at the Gremio Lusitano Club, visiting with her close friends, and watching the Portuguese channel, American Idol, and Dancing with the Stars.  She was the rock, center, and strength of her family and will be sadly missed.  Hazel was the beloved wife of 51 years to Manuel Lima; and her late husband Joseph Duarte Jr., who predeceased her on December 7, 1959; a loving mother to Judith (Duarte) Denno and husband Fred, of FL, Robert Duarte and wife Sherri, Dennis Duarte, David Lima and wife Marcia, and Lisa (Lima) Pina and husband Fred, all of Ludlow, and her youngest, special needs daughter, the late Rosemary Lima, who passed away on the same day as her eleven years ago, August 11th; a cherished grandmother of 6, Kevin Siuda, Robert Duarte Jr. , Michael Lima, Matthew Pina, Colton Duarte, and Devin Duarte; a dear older sister to Lucinda Chenaille and Mary Savoie; and also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery.  Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 5-8pm.   

Donations may be made in Hazel’s memory to Mercy Hospice, 2112 Riverdale St. Suite 3, West Springfield, Ma. 01089.

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