Vivianne Y. (Valcourt) Arruda, 82, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River, after a period of declining health. She was the wife of 58 years to John V. Arruda.
Born and raised in Fall River, daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Lagasse) Valcourt, she settled in Somerset in 1961. She was a former communicant of Holy Rosary Church, in Fall River. Vivianne was a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's High School and later worked as a seamstress in various area clothing manufacturers as well as Carrousel Curtains.
She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed ballroom dancing, roller skating at Lincoln Park and most of all raising her family and was like a mother to all. Her home was always open to her children's friends and anyone who came by.
She is survived by her husband; her children, Mark D. Arruda of Fall River, Laina Mancini of Southern California, Kenneth V. Arruda and his wife Elaine of Auburndale, David V. Arruda of Somerset and Donna M. Arruda of Winter Garden, FL; two grandchildren, Mitchell and Allison Arruda both of Auburndale; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Arruda was the mother of the late Michelle Arruda and the last of seven children and predeceased by Jeannette, Desneiges, Joseph, Lucille, Lorraine and Gerard.
In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and memorial calling hours will be held Friday, December 20, 2019, from 4-7pm, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9am, in St. Louis deFrance Church, Swansea. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Somerset.
Memorial Calling Hours
DEC 20. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726
DEC 21. 9:00 AM (EST)
St. Louis de France Church,
Swansea, MA, 02777
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