TIVERTON… Hilda (Ferreira) Melanson, 89, of Tiverton Passed away June 18, 2020 peacefully at home.
She was the loving wife of the late James A. Melanson, Jr. to whom she had been married for 54 years before his passing.
Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late Francisco J. and Marie da Luz (Correira) Ferreira.
Mrs. Melanson was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church where she was a CCD teacher and had volunteered with CD SPRED. She had worked as Lead Cook with the State of Rhode Island Public Schools prior to her retirement. She had been a Den Mother with the Boy Scouts of America and had received the Roundtable/Huddle Staff Training Award.
Survivors include her children: James F. Melanson (wife: Gail) of Tiverton, Nancy Lee Pimentel (husband: Andrew) of Tiverton and Patricia Lee Eppley of Somerset; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Tony Ferreira, Michael Ferreira, Joseph Ferreira, Frank Ferreira, Louis Ferreira and Olivia Ferreira.
Funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9 AM from the Oliveira Funeral Home - South Main St. Chapel, 2064 South Main St. Fall River, MA 02724 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Holy Ghost Church, Judson St. Tiverton. Interment will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery, Tiverton. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4 – 8 PM.
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