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Theresa M. Paiva

July 8, 2020


Theresa M. (Morse) Paiva, born December 11, 1956, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the daughter of the late Foster and Margaret (Mayo) Morse.

Theresa graduated from New Bedford High School and had worked at Walmart for several years.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Fairhaven and loved doing Zumba at the YMCA and traveling to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

She is survived by her partner of 25 years, Joe Nunes of Swansea;  two daughters, Jennifer Shaw of FL and Jessica Paiva of ME;  two grandchildren, Kaitlyn Shaw and Riley Paiva;  her sisters, Margie Rovedo of Rockledge, FL, Pauline Hurley of Dover, NH, Shirley Mattos and Janice Sylvia both of Fairhaven, and Anita Green of SanDiego, CA;  many nieces and nephews and her closest friend, Janet Gray.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, Fairhaven.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be private.  Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beth Israel Plymouth Cancer Center to the Keville Fund, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360.

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Funeral Mass
July 14, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary Church (Fairhaven)
41 Harding Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

July 14, 2020

Riverside Cemetery
274 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719


Beth Israel Plymouth Cancer Center~Keville Fund
275 Sandwich Street, Plymouth MA 02360

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