Irene M. (Monte) Pereira, 96, of West Arch Street, Pawcatuck, passed away at the Groton Regency on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. She was the wife of the late John P. Pereira Sr.
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Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Jose I. and Maria Monte.
Irene worked as a weaver in Pawtucket for many years. She was a communicant of St. Michael Church and enjoyed crafting. She was proud of the fact that she was the oldest of five living generations of the Pereira family.
She is survived by her son, John P. Pereira Jr., of Pawcatuck, and her daughter, Irene Currier, of East Providence.
She will also be missed by her eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Following the visiting hour, a funeral liturgy will take place at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, 95 Main St., Stonington, Conn. There is no procession to the church from the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck.
For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome. com
Published in The Westerly Sun from July 12 to July 13, 2012