Clarinda R. Loureiro, 97, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Moimenta de Dao, Portugal on April 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Maria DaGloria and Gilberto Ribeiro Loureiro. She came to America to be with her family and help raise her grandchildren.
Clarinda was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She had many passions, but was well known for her love of knitting doilies and blankets as well as packaging bay leaves for over 15 years. Another one of Clarinda's favorite past times was washing dishes, she loved it so much that she wouldn't allow anyone to help her.
Mrs. Loureiro loved and cherished all of her grandchildren but had a special bond with her granddaughter Tina and would spend countless hours telling Tina about her youthful adventures in Portugal.
She is survived by her three children, Maria Ester Costa and her husband, Jack Costa, of Cumberland, Manuel Ribeiro Loureiro and his wife, Carlinda Loureiro, of Mangualde, Portugal, Jose Ribeiro Loureiro of Portugal. Her beautiful grandchildren, Jimmy Costa, Tina Veliu, Sergio Loureiro, Jason Loureiro, and nine great-grandchildren, AJ, Miranda, Armend, Giabella, Enzo, Luca, Landon, Lilliana, and Layla.
Clarinda's family would like to thank the staff at Hope Health for touching our lives, and for taking such good care of her during her final days, and the visiting nurses that took care of her in the past couple of weeks.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Clarinda's Life Celebration to be held with visiting hours, Thursday, Sept. 23, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.
To view the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com .