Lucia G. Alfaiate
Lucia G. Alfaiate
  • April 27, 1945 - December 5, 2017
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Lucia "Lucy" G. (Amaral) Alfaiate, age 72, passed away, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving children. She was the wife of the late Manuel P. Alfaiate with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Achadinha, St. Michael, Acores. She was the daughter of the late Agostinho and Matilda (Torres) Amaral. She worked at Cliftex for over 30 years as a stitcher and then worked in the laundry dept. at Our Lady's Haven.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who she baby sat for, went to their soccer, baseball and football games. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. She was known for her massa and malassadas. When she wasn't home,she was out on day trips, at the casino, or shopping with Liz and Tari.

Survivors include two daughters: Liz Pereira and her husband Peter of New Bedford, Lisa Amaral and her husband David of New Bedford, a son: Derek Alfaiate and his wife Renee of South Dartmouth. Three siblings: Jose Manuel Amaral and his wife Ofelia of New Bedford, Leonardo Amaral and his wife Adelaide of New Bedford, Sofia Medeiros and her husband Ernesto of New Bedford, seven grandchildren: Seti, Tari, Taylor, Maya, Blake, Drew, Bryce and many Godchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745 followed by a funeral mass at 9:00AM in the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, 136 Earle, Street, New Bedford. Visitation Friday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. For tributes and online registration.