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Obituary: Elizabeth Ferreira

Published January 2014

Elizabeth (Jorge) Ferreira, 64, of West Wareham, died January 28, 2014 after a 4 year journey with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. She died peacefully at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Kenneth R. Ferreira. They were married for 42 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles Jorge, Sr. and the late Florence (Medeiros) Jorge.

She was born in New Bedford and lived in West Wareham since 1976.  Mrs. Ferreira graduated from New Bedford High School.

Mrs. Ferreira was the office manager for Ferreira Engineering since its establishment.  Previously she worked as an account executive for Titleist Company in Acushnet and as a credit manager for Saltmarsh’s in New Bedford.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister and also taught CCD. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony’s Chapel. She was devoted to Our Lady of Fatima and a member of the Legion of Mary.

She was generous, faithful, kindhearted and beloved by all she touched. She loved life and the people in it but time spent with her family is what she treasured most.  Her happiest and most cherished moment of her life was giving birth to her triplet daughters. She enjoyed family vacations and traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R. Ferreira; her daughters, Kimberly Manzone and her husband Joseph of Wareham, Kelly Silva and her husband, Kevin of Westport, Kristen Higgins and her husband James of Mattapoisett; her brothers and sisters, Charles Jorge, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Fairhaven, Diane Tripp and her husband Ernest of Cocoa, FL, Lawrence Jorge and his wife, Kathleen of Dartmouth, Steven Jorge and his wife, Susan of New Bedford and Lisa Ferro and her husband Joseph of West Wareham; 8 grandchildren, Emma, Jillian, Lauren and John Higgins; Katie and Michael Manzone, and Samantha and Katelyn Silva; her godson, Joseph Ferro who was like one of her grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Tillie Ferreira of New Bedford;  several nephews and nieces and godchildren.

Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574