Marion T. Andrade, 94 of Middleboro, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at Nemasket Healthcare Center in Middleboro. She was the wife of the late Manuel Andrade.
Born in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Mary (Garcia) Tavares. A previous resident of Wareham, she moved to Waterbury, CT before returning to Middleboro in 1969. Mrs. Andrade was employed in the canteen at Taunton State Hospital for many years retiring in 1985. She also worked as a housekeeper for the H.B. Shaw Home in Middleboro.
Mrs. Andrade was a founding member and past president of the Cape Verde Women’s Auxiliary in Waterbury, CT; a member and past president of Cape Verde Relief Organization in Wareham and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the D.A.V. in Wareham.
She is survived by four sons, Manuel D. Andrade of W. Wareham, Anthony Andrade of Middleboro, James Andrade of Singapore and Peter Tavares of Westport; two daughters, Georgianna Silva of Pawtucket, RI and Bonita Ruffin of McKinney, TX; her brother, Manuel “Raymond” Tavares of Wareham; 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings; the late Arthur Tavares, Rita DeBarros, Nokeena Thatcher, Rose Santos, Eugene Tavares and Vosco Tavares.
Her funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Sat., Nov. 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, High St., Wareham at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 – 8 p.m.
Donations in her memory may be made to National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112.