Eva R. (Silva) Lopes, 95, of South Dartmouth, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Care One of New Bedford.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Thuribio and Gertrude (Roza) Silva, she lived in Boston for 20 years before returning to the area at age 62. Eva settled in South Dartmouth 20 years ago. She was a devout member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ on Purchase St., New Bedford. Eva had worked for Gillette while living in Boston.
She is survived by three daughters, Florence (Gomes) Blake, Janice Arruda and her husband Ronald all of New Bedford and Geraldine (Gomes) Martinez of Roxbury; a sister, Dorothy Duarte of New Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 16 great, great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lopes was the mother of the late David and Joseph Gomes.
Calling hours are Friday, from 4-7pm, in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County St., New Bedford. Her funeral service will be Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 9:00am, in the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 105 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.
MAR 16. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Donaghy-Hathaway Funeral Home
465 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740
MAR 17. 9:00 AM (EDT)
Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ
105 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA
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