Waterford - Ana Isabel Faria, 97, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Groton Regency Center, in Groton.
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She was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Santa Ana, on the Portuguese Island of Madeira. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1945 and they settled in New London. Her husband came a year earlier.
She worked as a professional seamstress and then as a homemaker, raising her four children. She was a very creative person who loved crafts of all kinds, an avid gardener, professional cake decorator and baker.
Ana was predeceased by her husband, Manual J. Faria, and her nephew Thomas G. Faria of the Faria Corp. and Sheffield Tube Co.
She is survived by her children, David, Dennis, Vlademiro and Diana; a brother, Gabriel in Madeira Island Portugal; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, immediately followed by a graveside service in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Condolence messages may be left on Ana's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on Aug. 28, 2014