Brenda A. Pereira – Cumberland

Brenda A. Pereira – Cumberland

Brenda A. (Bessette) Pereira, 50, of Angell Road, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the UNC Rex Healthcare Center, Raleigh, N.C. She was the beloved wife of James M. Pereira. Mr. and Mrs. Pereira had been married for nearly 30 years.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Rene C. “Joe” Bessette and Elaine A. (Chandonnait) Bessette of North Scituate, she had been a lifelong resident of Cumberland.

She was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, and from the Arthur Angelo School of Hairdressing. Upon graduation, she worked for SuperCuts in North Providence, working her way up to Regional Director of its parent company, Regis Corporation, in a career spanning 28 years.

She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends, and loved hosting holidays and family gatherings. She enjoyed camping, for which she would go up to the Saco River Campground in North Conway, N.H., every summer.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her children, Marissa A. Pereira and Aidan J. Pereira, both of Cumberland; two sisters, Kimberly Prasinos of North Scituate and Karen DiOrio of Woonsocket; her three beloved nephews, Ryan DiOrio, Alec Prasinos and Jacob Prasinos; and her beloved pets Wheezie and Bella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10 a.m., in St. John Vianney Church, 3655 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Aidan Pereira College Fund c/o would be appreciated.

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