Aurisia C. (Cruz) Gomes

Aurisia C. (Cruz) Gomes, 88, of Mattapoisett passed away Sunday June 23, 2019 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Firmino M. Gomes.

            Born in Montalegre, Portugal, the daughter of the late Joao Pires daCruz and Teresa Pereira, she lived in Mattapoisett for the past 50 years.

            Mrs. Gomes enjoyed gardening and spending time with her granddaughters.

            She is survived by her son, Edward C. Gomes and his wife Sarah; her sister, Maria Amelia; her granddaughters, Paige and Hannah Gomes; and her nephews, Joao Carlos Quelha and Leonel Afonso.

            She was predeceased by her siblings, Artur, Joao, Manuel, and Isilda.

            Her Funeral will be held on Thursday June 27, 2019 at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday June 26, 2019 from 4-7 pm. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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