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Carmen D. Ribeiro
STERLING, CT - Carmen D. Ribeiro (Gouveia) went to be with the Lord, Friday December 2nd, 2011. She was 89 years old and loved the Lord, loved life, loved her family, church family, friends, and animals. She loved music and to dance and sing, and also had won best dancer at 83 years of age, in a Sterling CT dance contest.
Born in New Bedford MA on January 20th 1922 to the late Maria and Manuel Gouveia. She has a brother Manuel Gouveia of Maryland and a sister the late Mary Perreira. She married June 30th 1945 and was the beloved wife for 59 years to the late Antonio A Ribeiro where they made their home on Macondry Street in Cumberland RI for 53 years. Beloved mother to her daughter Carmen Ribeiro-Girouard and her family with whom she made her home for the past 6 years in Sterling CT. Richard Ribeiro and his family of Cumberland RI. Wonderful grandmother to 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was a hard worker in the textile industry for over 50 years. Mrs. Ribeiro was a member of Oasis of Grace Church, Providence RI, the ASPCA the U.S. Humane Society and the World Humane Society. She loved all animals especially her pet dogs, Heidi, Scooby, cat Joey and parrot Ralph.
A celebration of her life will begin on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rte. 122, Cumberland. Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. in the Oasis of Grace Church, Silver Spring Ave., Providence. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Directions/guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com