FALL RIVER… Oriana R. (Rodrigues) Baptista, 87, of Fall River passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
She was the widow of Diniz Baptista.
Mrs. Baptista was born in Matriz Ribeira Grande, St. Michael, Azores, a daughter of the late Rogerio and Maria V. (Soeiro) Couvinha and had lived in Fall River many years.
She was a communicant of Espirito Santo Church, Fall River.
Mrs. Baptista was a Floor Lady with D.J.D. Distributors for 5 years, and she had been with the former Carousel Manufacturing for 19 years prior.
Survivors include her sons: Carlos Baptista & Dennis Baptista, both of Fall River, Helios Baptista and his wife Natalie of FL, and Paul Baptista of Fall River; her daughters: Nelia Raposo and her husband Jose, Zita Baptista and Elizabeth Baptista, all of Fall River; 7 grandchildren: Marco, Wendy, Richard, John, Stacy, Trisha and Chantel; 12 great grandchildren and her godson: George Medeiros of Tiverton.
The family would like to extent a special thank you to Nurses Jocelyn and Holly and the staff of Hospice Compassionate Care for their care and support, to Dr. Jorge Andrade and his staff for the many years of care and comfort and to Nadia Rebello and the staff of Steward Home Care for their care and services.
Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Monday at 9 AM from the OLIVEIRA FUNERAL HOME, 2064 South Main St. ,Fall River, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Espirito Santo Church, Alden St., Fall River. Interment will be St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Somerset. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 5-8 PM.