Carolina B Fernandes
LOWELL Carolina B. Fernandes, 88, of Lowell, died Wednesday November 11, 2015 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose I. Teixeira, who passed away January 14, 2013.
A daughter of the late Antonio and late Maria Fernandes, she was born December 19, 1926, on Madeira Island in Portugal, and was raised on the town of Camacha around her three brothers and two sisters. While in Madeira she made a living embroidering, which become her favorite past time.
Since 1989 she made her home in Lowell and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and an active member of the Parish. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and embroidering many gifts for her family and friends.
She was survived by four daughters, Teresa Teixeira and her husband, Pedro (Joe) Goncalves, of Lowell, Natividade Teixeira of Lowell, Olinda Fernandes and her husband, Armando, of Tewksbury and Lucinda Valente and her husband, Cesar of Lowell. She also survived by one step-daughter, Celina Teixeira and her husband, Henrique, of Madeira, and one daughter-in-law, Euqenia Teixeira, widow of the late Jose Alvaro Teixeira.
Her survivors also include her four grandchildren, Celso Teixeira of Jersey, England, Nuno Teixeira and Cesar Teixeira both of Madeira, and Felicia Valente of Lowell; and one great granddaughter. Carolina had special love for Susan Valente and Stephanie V. Wiggins of Lowell along with Filipa and Neuza Capinha of Lowell, whom she considered her granddaughters. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews both in the United States and in Madeira.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TODAY, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. ON SATURDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL AT 10:00 A.M.. BURIAL IN PINE RIDGE CEMETERY, 130 BILLERICA RD, CHELMSFORD. DONATIONS IN HER NAME TO ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL MA 01852.