Louise Anna (Lopes) Custodio

Louise Anna (Lopes) Custodio, age 96, of Fairhaven, died Friday, November 1, 2013 in South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was the wife of the late Joaquim A. Custodio.

She was dedicated to her immediate and extended family and was considered the matriarch of the large Lopes family of Marion. Mrs. Custodio was an avid gardener, superb cook and for years followed Harry Belafonte as his number one fan.

She is survived by two daughters; Beatrice Harden and her husband John of New Bedford, Jacqualine Custodio-Whyte and her husband Russell Whyte of Palm Coast, FL, two grandsons; Ronald Norman and his wife Carmen of New Bedford and Stephen Whyte of Atlanta, GA; three great-grandchildren; twins, Nicholas and Ariana Norman, and Elijah Whyte; one brother; Julio Lopes of Middleboro; 36 nieces and nephews, 4 god-children, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Custodio was the mother of the late Leanora Custodio, sister of the late Faustino, Benjamin, Edward, Walter, Jess, and Antone Lopes of Marion and sister-in-law of the late Cacilio Custodio of Wakefield.

Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11AM in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours Tuesday from 2-5PM. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford.

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