Lucia M. (Aguiar) Meneses
LOWELL Lucia M. (Aguiar) Meneses, 65, of South Lowell, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 21, 2016 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She was the wife of Manuel G. Meneses with whom she celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary this past September.
She was born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal on February 9, 1951 and was a daughter of the late Joao Vieira Aguiar and the late Conceicao (Vieira) Aguiar. She was raised and educated in Terceira.
In 1971, she relocated to the United States where she resided in the South Lowell neighborhood for the last 45 years and was a communicant of St. Anthony Church. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Society and the Holy Trinidad. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, and playing cards, especially Sueca. Lucia was a talented cook and enjoyed cooking large meals for her family and friends. Although she had many hobbies throughout her life, spending time with her family and friends brought her the most happiness.
In addition to her husband, Manuel, she is survived by her three children, Guilhermina C. "Guilly" Meneses, Emanuel P. Meneses and Joao R. Meneses, all of Lowell; a sister, Maria N. Aguiar of Terceira; her brother in law, Diamantino G. Meneses and his wife, Maria G. Meneses of Lowell, and her sister in law, Maria A. Meneses of Terceira. She is also survived by many godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
Lucia was also the sister of the late Joao V. Aguiar Jr.; sister in law of the late Eliseu Borge; daughter in law of the late Jose M. Meneses and the late Guilhermina G. Meneses.
ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS FROM 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816.
ON SATURDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 8 A.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL STREET, LOWELL AT 9 A.M.
A PROCESSION WILL FOLLOW FOR BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY.