Odette A. (de Almeida) Furtado

February 8, 2019


Odette A. (de Almeida) Furtado, a resident of Fairhaven for nearly 60 years, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Deonildo Furtado.

Born in St. Michael, Azores, a daughter of the late Antonio G. de Almeida, and the late Maria (da Roias Viera) de Almeida, she emigrated with her family in 1960 and has lived in Fairhaven since that time. She worked in the garment industry as a seamstress for many years, and was a member with her husband of the Portuguese Business Association of Fall River. She spent countless hours knitting caps for babies born at St. Luke's Hospital. She loved to travel and take drives to the Cape. She also had a keen interest in colonial history.

She is survived by a son, Antonio "Tony" Furtado and his wife Jean of Fall River; two daughters, Dora Cardoza of Acushnet and Ana Moraes of Fairhaven; six grandchildren, Nicole, Toni Lynn, Antonio Jr., Elizabeth, Heather and Tyler; nine great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by three sisters, Gilda, Glonaria, and Maria; and her two sons-in-law, Antone "Tony" Cardoza and Jeff Moraes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11 am in St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Visitors will be received from 8:30 to 10:30 am prior to the mass, at the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.

Other arrangements held privately.


FEB 13. 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

Funeral and Memorial service

FEB 13. 11:00 AM (EST)

St. Mary's Church
41 Harding Rd.
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

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