Dorothea (Tavares) Ferreira, age79, of Tiverton, RI, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife and best friends of Joseph S. Ferreira.
Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Antone and Gloria (Furtado) Tavares. Dottie enjoyed quilting, camping and cherished spending time with her beloved family.
Besides her husband of 58 years, she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Harvey & her husband Melvin III of Tiverton; a daughter-in-law, Lynne Ferreira of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Ronald Tavares and wife Joan of Johnston, RI; five grandchildren, Jacob Harvey & wife Linda, Rebecca Waite & husband Eric, Melvin G. Harvey IV, Kirstin Ferreira and Zachary Ferreira; her two newest loves of her life, her great grandchildren, Gibson Harvey and Warren Waite. She was also the mother of the late Steven J. Ferreira.
Mrs. Ferreira's funeral will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:00AM in Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson Street, Tiverton, RI. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made to Southcoast Hospice VNA, 200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA 02719.