Laurinda "Lolly" (Ferro) Oliveira

Born: Wed., Jan. 5, 1921
Died: Thu., Apr. 26, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 29, 2018
Location: Cabral Baylies Square Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Our Lady of Fatima

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NEW BEDFORD: Laurinda “Lolly” (Ferro) Oliveira passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Oaks, after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, she is the daughter of the late Jose Alves and Rosa (Nogueira) Ferro. She was the wife of the late Alfred “Curly” Oliveira who was the love of her life.
Lolly as she liked to be called, graduated from New Bedford High School in 1938.
She retired from the Mass Dept. of Welfare Office as a receptionist after 40 years.
She is devout Catholic and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She also had  been a member of the Panther’s  Golden Ages,  Commonwealth of Mass Retirees, and Mattapoisett Senior Bowling League.
She leaves her loving family, daughters: Judi Mendes, Paula Benedetti and her husband Ronald; grandchildren; J. Douglas Mendes, Jr., his partner Brian Miller, and Jay and Kyle Benedetti.
Our family will be forever grateful to the wonderful staff and care our mom received at the Oaks Nursing Care Facility where she has resided for the last 2 years.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, 4 to 7 PM at the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford. Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:45 AM  at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Fatima Church, at 4256 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, followed by Entombment at St. John Cemetery, Allen Street, New Bedford.
Donations can be made in her memory to: Community Nurse Hospices Care, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA, 02719.
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Pauline Levasseur Desrosiers
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
I am so very sorry to read of Lolly's passing and my sincere and deepest sympathy to her family at their loss. Lolly was a kind, smart and cheerful person and was a joy to work with her in the Welfare Office. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and peace beyond all understanding. Pauline Desrosiers, Sarasota, Florida

Allan J Duarte
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady. "Rindy Dindy" Thank you for your fun Facebook Music and jokes sent by your Grandson Doug. Thanks Doug for sharing her life on Facebook for us to enjoy. To the lady that was my Facebook star "Rest In Peace"

Maddy Quintal
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Judi, Paula & family:

John and I would like to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of such a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. I first met Tia Lolly through your cousin, Lucille, who always spoke so lovingly about her. A few times I had the pleasure of being in her company along with my sister-in law, Nora, and always admired how classy and stylish she was. May she rest in peace and may you all rely on your faith to help you get through this difficult time.

Victor Fonseca
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
My Deepest Sympathy to the family sorry for your loss may God comfort you and the family
at this time of sadness the memories of her will always be in your heart may she rest in peace;

Ed Gomes
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Dear Judy and Paula,

Just wanted you to know that I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was special Mom in many ways. I will always remember my conversations with your Mom after the passing of your Dad.
Be assured of my prayers for each of you and your families as you process her home going one day at a time. She will be missed.

God bless, Ed Gomes

   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your mom and grandmother. She was a grand and amazing woman!

Just saying the words “Lolly & Curly” and I immediately am flooded with endless fond memories filled with laughter, warmth & loyal family friendships. I am forever grateful that they were a part of my childhood. I was so honored when Lolly accepted to be my godmother for my confirmation. She was my only and the natural choice because of her kindness, love, warmth and laughter.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Marietta

Lucille Pepin and Ann Costa
   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to Lolly’s family. She was such a happy, caring person.
We enjoyed seeing her at the Ladies Guild functions.

   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Lamento a morte do seu querido amado. Às vezes, o conforto parece evasivo neste momento, mas é reconfortante saber que Deus em breve "enxugará as lágrimas de todo rosto", como o versículo da Bíblia em Isaías 25: 8 promete.40

Jack MacAskill
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Paula and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. I will miss the lobster roll posts this summer for sure. Your family is in our prayers

Jack and Lori

Alan, Hazel Britto and family
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss of a very special lady. May all your precious memories last forever. May she rest peacefully. With Peace and Love to you all.
Alan & Hazel

Adalino & Mary Cabral, and all of the Cabral Family
   Posted Mon April 30, 2018
It all started in January 1954 (when my family and I emigrated from S. Miguel, Azores) at 49 & 57 Phillips Ave.; just below Bellvile Ave., Pineapple's Variety Store, Gomes' Market and the Esso gasoline station), New Bedford. Just a few houses up the street from us, lived the always smiling, and very kind, Mr. & Mrs. Jose' and Rosa Ferro. They were related to the well known, and respected Ferro Family of Dartmouth and New Bedford's Willow Tree Ice Cream Co..

On Davis Street, just behind the Immaculate Conception church lived their daughter, Laurinda-- better known to friends as "Lolly"-- with her husband "Curly" and children.

She was a very pretty woman, vivacious, personable, kind and enjoyed helping others--a very Christian soul. She was very active in the Catholic community, and participated in events at Acushnet Avenue's Our Lady of Fatima Church.

Today, at the delightful age of 97, Laurinda was layed to rest at St. John's Cemetery to join her parents---senhor Jose' e senhora Rosa Ferro,--Curly and all other family members and friends.

Properly spoken, we are reminded of our immortality:

"Momento, homo quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris"(cf. Gn. 3:19)
"Remember, man from dust you came and to dust you shall return."

Life is but a temporary passage through the Earth's biosphere. Way
beyond that point, souls journey way beyond the beyond. Some
people call it the universe, some people call it space, yet others call
it Heaven.

Your wings, Laurinda-Lolly, were earned so many times over on Earth. May you enjoy God's payment for all of your love and kindness to Humankind. We work best for the Almighty by helping our brothers and sisters right here on Earth-- in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

To the entire Family: our heartfelt condolences. May God embrace you all in this time of grief, and may He bless you now and forever.

Requiescat in pace, Rest in peace, Descanse em paz, Laurinda-Lolly.

Adalino & Mary Cabral

Cheryl & David Sylvia
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
To Paula and Family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I remember her from Davis and Diman St. My grandmother lived on Diman St just across from her. She was a very nice lady who always had a smile for everyone. May God hold her in the palm of His hands.....

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