Beatrice D. Pires, of Marion, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Lucien F. Pires, Sr. and recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
A lifelong resident of Marion, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Correia) and Vincent Pina.
During World War II, Mrs. Pires worked in the Hingham Shipyard building destroyer escorts for the U.S. Navy. She was also a longtime supporter of the March of Dimes, served as registrar for the Town of Marion, and was Past-President of the Benjamin D. Cushing Post # 2425 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Pires was a private caregiver for local families until her retirement. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake. She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and playing Bingo with her friends.
She is survived by her children, Glenda “Penny” Alves and her husband Domingo “Bobby” Alves of Marion, Mary Lou Rose of New Bedford, Donald Pires of New Bedford, Lynn Silva and her partner Joey Roderick of Marion, and Wendy Lee Barnes of Wolcott, CT. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. She was predeceased by her sons, the late Lucien F. Pires, Jr. and Melvin Pina, and her siblings, the late Julio Nunes, Lawrence Pina, Anne Nunes Fernandes, Joan Gabouriel and Dominga Sequeira.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Wed., May 11, 2022 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 11 AM. Interment will be in Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.