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Francelina S. (Leitao) Moreira

February 12, 1928 April 17, 2020
Francelina S. (Leitao) Moreira
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Obituary for Francelina S. (Leitao) Moreira

Francelina (Leitao) Moreira, 92, of Ludlow is now in the arms of her Heavenly Father and dear husband, Fernando Moreira. Born in Nazare, Portugal, Francelina has lived in Ludlow for the last 50 years as a cherished friend to her community and member of her family. She worked at Carter’s/Gemini, and a bridal shop in Ludlow. A talented seamstress, she was a master at connecting not just pieces of cloth, but also people; she believed in respecting everyone and, when asked about her life, she smiled and said she is a happy woman who has “had a good life.” She was a devoted wife to her husband, Fernando Moreira, since 1960; a loving mother to Teresa Gordon and her husband, Michael; a truly beloved grandmother to Vanessa and Robert; and a precious cousin to the Leitao, Bernardo, Lopes and Knox families. She is further survived by her siblings: Abel, Alda, and Antonio; her niece and nephew, Duarte and Claudia; and countless friends who have been touched by her humor, warmth, strength, bravery, and love. Although she will be missed, dearly and deeply, by those who love her, we know she is filled with joy at the thought of being reunited with Fernando. Her memory will live on in our hearts as well as our minds. A celebration of her life will be held at Faith Community Chapel at 485 East Street in Ludlow at a later date out of concern for the health of our friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Francelina’s memory to Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center or to Feed My Starving Children (fmsc.org).

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Private family services were held. A Public Memorial Service will be held at later date to be announced.
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