Dorothy E. (Costa) Oliviera, 90, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, July 2, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late Manuel C. Oliviera.
Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late John and Emily Costa, she had resided in Dartmouth and Mattapoisett She was a graduate of New Bedford High School.
Mrs. Oliviera had worked at the Star Store, the Council on Aging and as a senior aide for Coastline Elderly Services. She was a seamstress, a lyricist, a composer, a musican, a poet, an artist, an author and a devoted wife and mother.
Survivors include her her son, Wayne J. Oliviera and his wife Ainse, her daughter Carol A. Regan all of Mattapoisett; a brother, George Da Costa of Freetown; a sister, Beverly LaBonte of New Bedford; grandchildren, Richard Regan, Michelle Moulton, Nicole Young, Bethany Oliviera and James Oliviera; great-grandchildren, Connor, Tyler and Parker Moulton, Kaidin and Addison Young; several nieces and nephews; and her companion Henry Oliveira. She was the sister of the late Richard Da Costa and Donald Da Costa, Hilda Brown and Lillian Allain.
Her Funeral will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 8am from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 9am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Visiting hours Thursday 5-8pm. Burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Mattapoisett.