Irzelina S. Mendonca
of Lowell, St. Anthony Church member; 85
LOWELL -- Irzelina S. (Santos) Mendonca, 85, of Lowell, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, at Lowell General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Francisco E. Mendonca who passed away in 2010 after 49 years of marriage.
Born November 2, 1927 in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Albert Cunha Silva and the late Luiza Augusta Silva, attended the local schools in Graciosa where she was raised until coming to the United States in 1967. She resided in Cambridge for five years before settling in Lowell.
She resided in the Back Central Street neighborhood, and was a devoted communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was employed as a Seamstress in Somerville for many years before more recently working for Wang Laboratories until her retirement in 1988.
She loved being at home and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and talking on the phone with her friends.
Irzelina is survived by a sister, Leontina Silva of Graciosa; and her many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of Lowell, Lynn, Somerville, Somerset, and Canada. She is also survived by her dear cousin, Paula Silva of Graciosa, Azores, Portugal; her cousin, Isolete Simoes of Lowell; and her dear friend, Aldina Lopes of Lowell; as well as her many nieces, nephews, and God children of Portugal, Cincinnati, Ohio, Canada, Tyngsboro, Lowell, and Somerville.
She was also the sister of the late Albino Silva.
MENDONCA -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS FROM 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON MONDAY. ON TUESDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL STREET IN LOWELL AT 10 A.M. ENTOMBMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. MARY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CEMETERY IN LAWRENCE. PLEASE VISIT WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
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