Ribamar DeSouza Matias, age 38, a resident of Framingham, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Taguatinga, Brazil, he was the son of Elisio DeSouza Matias and Aparecida Ferreira Matias both of Brazil. He was married 19 years to the love of his life and childhood sweetheart, Nilza Lopes Matias. He was a loving son, husband and father who was devoted to his family and cherished his children and the times spent with them. Ribamar was a Certified Nurse Assistant and worked at Newton Wellesley Nursing Home and at Oak Knoll Nursing Home in Framingham. Besides his parents and wife, Ribamar is survived by his children, Vinicius Lopes Matias and Nicolas Lopes Matias both of Framingham and three brothers in Brazil. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10 Am in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley Street, Framingham. Burial followed at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. Arrangements handled by the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.), Framingham For online guestbook and directions, please log onto www.nortonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Framingham Tab from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2013