Felicidade F. Cruz
CUMBERLAND - Felicidade F. (Fonseca) Cruz, 100 of High Street, passed away Friday at the Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Belmiro "Bill" S. Cruz.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was the daughter of the late Jose and Laura (Augusta) Fonseca. She resided in Cumberland for over 87 years. Mrs. Cruz was employed as a factory worker for the former Sydney Blumenthal Company for many years. She later practiced as a hairdresser for many years until her retirement.
Felicidade was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clube Juventude Lusitana of Cumberland and was also a member of the Portuguese American Civic League.
She leaves her sons, David Cruz of Lincoln and Bill Cruz of Cumberland; her daughter, Juliet Lucena of Cumberland; as well as six grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, One Fatima Drive, Cumberland.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 to 7 PM.