Antoinette W. Almeida – Woonsocket

Antoinette W. Almeida – Woonsocket

Antoinette W.(Wyspianski) Almeida, 94, formerly of Tache St., Woonsocket, died Friday, February 24, 2017, in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Almeida Sr. Born in Mendon, Mass., daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Dzwier) Wyspianski.

Toni, worked at the First National Grocery Store, Mary Van Beaver Shop and also for US Rubber retiring in 1963. She loved to spend time with her family. She was a member of the Portuguese Continental Union Lodge 20 for 65 years and served as treasurer, she was also a member of the Trinity Club for 35 years and served as president for 20 years. She was the former secretary of Apres Midi Club and served on the board of directors at St. Francis House. She was one of the founding members of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church and started the Senior Group and held position as officer for 25 years. Toni taught CCD for 40 years at OLQM. She also worked at the annual summer carnival.

She was a Girl Scout leader and Cookie Chairman for 52 years. When she traveled to Brazil she was invited to speak to the Brazilian Girl Scouts. She was also a member of the YWCA.

She is survived by her son, Joseph A. Almeida Jr., and his wife, Sandra, of Woonsocket, R.I.; one sister, Josephine Strychaz, of Arizona; three grandchildren, Richard and his wife, Gretchen, Judith and her partner, Rachel Merrell and her son, Joshua, Anthony and his wife, Ryann; five great-grandchildren, August, Elias, Austin, Nathan, and Josie.

She was also the mother of the late Richard Almeida and sister of the late Joseph L. Wyspianski and Ann Adams.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 9 a.m., from the S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Park Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery Blackstone, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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