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Silvana "Sylvia" Terceiro

June 29, 1921 — February 3, 2015

Silvana "Sylvia" (Frias) Terceiro, 93, of Westport, MA, formerly of Beach St., Fall River, a retired machine operator, died Tuesday at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the wife of the late Edward R. Terceiro.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary B. (Mello) Frias; she lived most of her life in Fall River before moving to Westport in 1997. She was a member of St. Theresa Church in Tiverton. Mrs. Terceiro retired from the former Lexcraft Mfg., having previously worked for the former Schneierson Mfg. She was a member of the former I.L.G.W.U., now U.N.I.T.E.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Gillespie (husband Andrew) of Westport, MA; a son, Edward R. Terceiro, Jr. (wife Holly) of East Kingston, NH; a sister, Alice Higgins of Barnegat, New Jersey; two grandsons, Scott Terceiro and Eric Terceiro; three step-grandchildren, Ian Gillespie, Jennifer Moore and Erica Kennedy; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Caitlyn; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Medeiros, Antone Frias, John Frias and Belmira Botelho.

Her funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the OLIVEIRA FUNERAL HOME, 2064 South Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Theresa Church, Tiverton. Calling hours morning of funeral from 8:30 -10:45 a.m. Committal prayers and interment in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Fall River Jewish Home, 538 Robeson St., Fall River, MA 02720 or Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Foundation, 251 Stonehaven Rd., Fall River, MA 02723.

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