Elizabeth (Powers) Cabral

Elizabeth (Powers) Cabral passed away on March 22, 2013 at her home in Marion in the loving care of her family. She was the widow of the late Bernard F. Cabral, Jr. Born in Methuen on June 23, 1936, Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Elizabeth (Lillis) Powers. She grew up in Middleboro, where she married and devoted her time to her family. She was a teacher aide for many years at Mayflower School and was later employed by the Standard-Times. She was an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, where she taught CCD. Her love of the ocean drew her to the Southcoast, and in 1996 she moved to Padanaram Village in South Dartmouth, where she worked at The Packet and the Navigator Shop before retiring in 2007.Her affinity for nature and the outdoors, music, education, and writing led to many hobbies and interests, including Tai Chi and programs at the Lloyd Center. She had an adventurous spirit and in her 40’s obtained her solo pilot’s license, spending many Saturday mornings flying a Cessna over the Southcoast. With a great love for her Irish heritage, Betty traveled to Ireland and Nova Scotia to meet cousins with whom she had corresponded. She loved the company of family and friends, and especially looked forward to monthly luncheons with her old classmates, affectionately referred to as “the girls.” She leaves her children and their spouses: Tracy and Jim Zeno, Bernie and Eileen Cabral, Lisa Cabral, Lindy and Ricardo Lopes, Michael Cabral, Steven and Kimberly Cabral, Kate Cabral and Bridgit and Tad Wollenhaupt, 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She leaves her siblings and their spouses: Kathleen Lynch, Anne and Jim Cadorette, Peg and Fred Correia, Tom and Bonnie Powers, Linda Powers, Rosemary and Thomas Comeau, Brenda Calligan, John and Marilyn Powers and sister -in-law Sr. Lindora Cabral. She was the sister of the late Joseph F. Powers, Jr. and Terrence Powers. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 4-8pm in the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak St Middleboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 340 Centre Middleboro, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748 and Community Nurse and Hospice Care of Fairhaven, 62 Center St. Fairhaven, MA 02719.

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