Maria E. (Camara) Alves Obituary

Maria E. (Camara) Alves

Dartmouth – Maria E. (Camara) Alves, 93, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Armando D. Alves.

Maria was born in Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Azores to the late Tomas Manuel Camara and Maria de Lourdes (da Costa) Camara. She worked as a wiring inspector for Columbia Electronics until her retirement.

Maria was a very active member of the community – for many years she volunteered as a United Way activist. She has held numerous positions on the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Continental Union Lodge #4. In 2010, she was president of Concelho da Ribeira Grande in New Bedford. She was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Prior to her declining health, Maria enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her best friend who was also her beloved husband of 63 years. She was happiest when her home was filled with the love and laughter of her family and close friends. She was a proud grandmother who loved being in the presence of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Armando Alves; his 4 children, Avelino J. Alves and his wife Maria, Thomas M. Alves and his wife Valérie, Alice Freitas, Lourdes Silveira and her husband Carlos; 9 grandchildren, Shannon, Lauren, Ashley, Mallory, Nathan, Christina, Karina, Andrea and Taylor; 2 great-grandchildren, Arianna and August; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her deceased siblings, Jacinto Camara, Maria Walsh and Jose Camara and by her late son-in-law, Jose H. Freitas.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Luisa Gomes, their loving caregiver for six years. Additionally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff at Southcoast Hospice Care for their compassion and support over the past few months.

Visiting hours for Maria will be Monday, February 7, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home. His funeral will be held Tuesday morning, beginning at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. and followed by a Christian burial mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at St. John’s Cemetery. .

In lieu of flowers, donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, MA. 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

Posted on February 05, 2022

Published in New Bedford Standard Times

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Perry Funeral Home

February 07, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

funeral service

Perry Funeral Home

February 08, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Christian burial mass

Interment at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will follow immediately in St. John’s Cemetery.

February 08, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

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