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Joaquina (DaCruz) Dias

August 15, 1927 February 28, 2014
Joaquina (DaCruz) Dias
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Obituary for Joaquina (DaCruz) Dias

Joaquina (DaCruz) Dias, 86,of Ludlow was called home to be with God on Friday February 28, 2014, she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in Peirezes, Montalegre Portugal to the late Manuel and Maria (Alves) DaCruz she has lived in Ludlow for many years. Joaquina was a faithful and active member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and was always involved in many of the parish functions. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her devoted family, she was the matriarch of her family and loved them dearly. She leaves her beloved husband of 61 years, Joaquim Dias of Ludlow; loving mother to Carlos Dias and his wife Maria, Maria Gomes and her husband Hector and Maria Julia Dias all of Ludlow; proud grandmother to Jeffrey Dias, Marco Gomes and Jacqueline Dias; cherished sister of Julia Goncalves and Ana Baptista of New Bedford and Bento Goncalves DaCruz and Antonio Goncalves DaCruz of Portugal as well as many caring nieces and nephews both here and in Portugal. Sadly Joaquina was predeceased by her sister Arminda Goncalves DaCruz and her brothers Joaquim Goncalves DaCruz and Manuel DaCruz Alves. Funeral services for Joaquina will be held on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 10:00am from the Ludlow Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00am in Our Lady of Fatima Church followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00pm. It was the wish of Joaquina’s family that in lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to: Baystate VNA and Hospice, 50 Maple Street, Springfield, MA or to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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