Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Lillian J. Alves

May 5, 1937June 8, 2019

Lillian J. Alves, 82 years old, widow of Walter Alves, was a longtime resident of Fairhaven, MA.

Her granddaughter Jenney was her long-time caregiver and friend, to which Jenney views as an honor to have spent so much time with her grandmother. Trips to New Hampshire for cookouts and clam boils with her daughter Rosemarie, Bobby, and Michael, filled her summer months with joy and good times.

Overnight Christmas Eves and opening presents Christmas morning with her daughter Diane and her family was held the highlight day of her year. Weekly Saturday visits and nightly phone calls were the base of Lillian’s daily routine with her daughter Joyce.

Visits from her children that lived throughout the states meant the world to Lillian. Out of sight never meant out of their hearts with cards and gifts always being sent to her for holidays and birthdays.

Lillian’s children called her “Mum” and her grandchildren called her “Nana”.She was and always will be cornerstone of our family.

Hobbies included bowling, dancing with her husband Walter, and laughing with her children and grandchildren. Weekends,Lillian loved her coffee and coffee cake muffins while she sat discussing life and helping her children and grandchildren navigate life through the lessons she had learned.

Lillian leaves behind three daughters, Rosemarie Sponholtz and husband Peter, Diane D’Ambrosio and husband Rick, Joyce Dupont and husband Reggie; a son Robert Texeira and his wife Ann. Two deceased children Susan L’Heureux and Michael Texeira, which she is now seeing in heaven. Three step-children Carol Alves-Gooch, Charlene Bussell, and Dennis Alves. Lillian leaves behind several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two sisters that were so very dear and close to her, Ida Raymond and Margie Almeida.

Arrangements are in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719


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Lillian J. Alves

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