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Mary Lou Benevides

March 11, 2017

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Mary Lou Benevides, 82, lifelong resident of Fall River, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was the wife of the late Everett Benevides.

Mary Lou was born in Fall River and was a daughter of the late Austin and Lillian (Bernier) Walker.

Mary Lou dedicated her life to children and taught for the Head Start Program for thirty years until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling with her family in particular, trips to New Hampshire and to all of the major US national parks. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought Mary Lou great joy.

Her family wishes to acknowledge the kind and compassionate care provide to Mary Lou by the staff of the Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Center.

She is survived by her sons, David M. Benevides and his wife Kathy of Somerset and Gregory P. Benevides and his wife Theresa of Fall River; daughter, Mary Beth Kelly and her husband Joseph of Fall River; brother, Paul Walker and his wife Sharon of NH; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Chad Walker.


Funeral Information

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 9am, from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fall River.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, from 4-8pm, in the funeral home.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Sarah Brayton Activities Fund, 4901 N. Main St., Fall River, MA 02720.


Visitation:  Hathaway Home for Funerals

Service:  Holy Name Church, FR

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