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Gertrudes Estrela

July 19, 2021


Gertrudes (Ferro) Estrela, 84, of Fairhaven passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19,2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.  She was the wife of the late Armando F. Estrela.                                                                    

Born and raised in Olhao, Portugal, daughter of the late Manuel Joaquim M. Ferro and Gertrudes Guerreiro, she migrated to Brunswick, GA in the early 1960’s and settled in Fairhaven in the early 70’s.  Mrs. Estrela was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in New Bedford.

Gertrudes was a talented seamstress and crocheter.  She was very creative and stylish and loved dressing up, dancing and entertaining for her family and friends.  She was a wonderful cook, loved the outdoors, exploring, the beach and especially fishing with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Manuel F. Estrela of Miami Beach and his partner Sao Cravo of New Bedford, Steve F. Estrela and his wife Kerry of Fairhaven and Ilda Estrela Vizzotti and her husband John of New York, NY;  four grandchildren, Zachary Fishman, Steve R. Estrela, Chace Jabotte and Jacob Estrela;  four great grandchildren, Steve T. Estrela, Lucas Estrela, Liliana Jabotte and Leo Jabotte;  a brother, Domingos Guerreiro M. Ferro and his wife Leonilde Assis G. Ferro of Portugal and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was one of nine children. Late siblings Natividade G. Ferro, Madelena G. Ferro, Joao Guerreiro M. Ferro, Manuel G. M. Ferro and his wife Rosa A. Ferro, Ilda Ferro Granja and husband Joao Granja, Angelina Ferro Guerreiro and husband Manuel Jose Guerreiro  and  Joaquim M. F. Ferro.

Her calling hours are Sunday from 2-5pm in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  Her funeral will be Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9am from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, New Bedford.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven.  For memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.

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July 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Funeral Mass
July 26, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (New Bedford)
230 Bonney Street
New Bedford, MA 02744

July 26, 2021

Riverside Cemetery
274 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

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