Evelyn (Croteau) Teixeira

Evelyn (Croteau) Teixeira, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on June 28, after a period of declining health. She was the loving wife of the late Armand Teixeira.

            Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Wilfrid and Eugenie (Desorcy) Croteau, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

            Before her retirement, Evelyn worked for many years in the operations department at the former Plymouth Savings Bank. Evelyn loved arts and crafts. She enjoyed painting and created many gifts that she shared with family and friends. She was a talented seamstress, having made costumes for her children and grandchildren, wedding dresses for her nieces, and Baptismal bibs for the church. She was also a talented cook and baker. Her delicious treats did not last long at family gatherings.

            Survivors include her 2 daughters; Paula Soroka and her husband Joseph of Acushnet and Jennifer Aguiar and her husband Ricardo of Mattapoisett. She was the loving and devoted grandmother or “Mem” to Felicia and Chaz Aguiar of Mattapoisett; and leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.

            She was the last sibling of the late Normand, Maurice, Eugene Croteau, Therese Perry, Jeanne McClurg, Yvonne Dupuis, Cecile Oliver, and Madeleine Methia.

            The family would like to thank the staff at The Atria in Fairhaven and the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for all their care and support for Evelyn.

            Her Funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett., followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday July 2nd from 4-7 PM.  For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

            In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness or having an ice cream cone (Evelyn’s favorite was chocolate) with family or friends in Evelyn’s memory.

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