CUMBERLAND- Elizabeth "Liz" Teixeira, 91 passed away peacefully Friday at the Avon Nursing Home, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Alvaro Teixeira.
Born in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Beatriz Queija.
A retired civil servant she was proud of her accomplishments in her professional career and often touted her recognition of being awarded the outstanding secretary of the year in Rhode Island. She had a zest for life, music and laughter. Always the center of attention, she loved to make people laugh with her jokes and quips, albeit sometimes off color. She was eternally proud of her Portuguese heritage and her love of family and friends. We will miss her dearly.
She is survived by a daughter Judy Hart and her son GaryTeixeira, one sister Lucinda "Lucy" Lagarto. She was also blessed with two grandchildren, Lori Alderman and Beth Teixeira and three great grandchildren, Connor Alderman, Alexander Alderman and Travis O'Rourke. She was also the sister of the late Mary Nobrega.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday with services at 11 a.m. in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Rd. Rte. 122, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Directions/Guest Book: