Florence (Cabral) Motta

February 4, 2018


Florence (Cabral) Motta, 89, of Somerset, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Somerset Ridge Center. She was the wife of the late Henry Motta.

Florence was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Manuel and Antoinette (Paulina) Cabral. Mrs. Motta worked in the garment industry, the jewelry industry, and then at Princess House for many years, retiring in 1990. Florence enjoyed traveling and being with her family.

Survivors are two daughters: Melanie Swanson and her husband Herman of Swansea; Debora Felton and Manuel Goncalves of Riverside; a son: Douglas Motta and his wife Sharon of Somerset; six grandchildren: Brandt, Ashlee, Stephanie, Lisa, Douglas and Tyla; sixteen great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Michael Motta and Richard Motta; sister of the late Antoinette Governo, Irene Howard, Mary Rego, Noel Cabral, Manuel Cabral Jr. and Joseph Cabral.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 9am, from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, at 10am, in Saint John of God Church , 996 Brayton Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will be privately held at a later date.

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4-7pm in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Westport Associates, P.O.Box N565, Westport, MA 02790.

Calling Hours

FEB 8. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


FEB 9. 9:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Mass

FEB 9. 10:00 AM (EST)

St. John of God Church
Brayton Ave.
Somerset, MA, 02726

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