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PAWTUCKET - Fernando Ferreira, 86, formerly of York Avenue, passed away Sunday in the Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls. He was the husband of Maria H. (Mendes) Ferreira.
Born in Ferraria, Porto de Mos, Portugal, he was the son of the late Gracinda Ferreira. He moved to this country in 1969, settling in Pawtucket.
He was employed by the American Insulated Wire Company of Pawtucket for many years, retiring in 1987. He was previously a tailor in Mira de Aire, Portugal.
Mr. Ferreira was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
He leaves his son, Jose M. Ferreira, and his wife Lucilia Ferreira of Pawtucket.
A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday at 9 AM from J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.Visiting Hours will be held Tuesday from 6-8 PM.