Constance (Krecioch) Barboza

September 19, 1921October 16, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Peacefully, sleep comes to a dear beloved heart. Quietly, we understand the time has come to part. Tenderly, the love shines on...a never-ending light. Gratefully, we feel its warmth and say, "Sweet dreams, good-night."

Author Unknown

Constance (Krecioch) Barboza, age 90, of Fall River passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Southpointe Rehabilitative & Skilled Care. She was the wife of the late ‘Sam’ Barboza and the late Michael Hebda.

Born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Francis A. and Katherine B. (Socha) Krecioch, she has been a lifelong resident of the city and attended BMC Durfee High School. Mrs. Barboza worked in the former Bristol Knitting Mill as an Inspector for 23 years until her retirement in 1983. Prior to that, she had worked at the Torpedo Station in Newport, RI during World War II.

She was a very active member of the former Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, now the Blessed Trinity National Catholic Church in Fall River, where she was a member of its choir. Mrs. Barboza was also a former member of the King Philip Settlement House and a former member and officer of the Polish American War Veterans Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing Bingo and was passionate about reading.

She is survived by three children: Paula J. Pacheco and her husband Vasco of Swansea, Nancy J. Hanoud and her husband Paul of Rehoboth, Michael Hebda and his wife Patricia of Swansea, seven grandchildren, Jessica and Rebecca Pacheco, Joshua and Leah Hanoud, Michael and Danny Hebda and Katie Schifino, three great-grandsons, Aidan, Austin and Alexander Hebda, a brother Eugene Krecioch of Cranston, a sister Rose Gaffney of Fall River and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Joseph and Alexander Krecioch.

Her funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Blessed Trinity National Catholic Church, 1340 Plymouth Ave. [corner of Winthrop St.], Fall River. Burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Blessed Trinity National Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE.



  • Memorial Service Monday, October 24, 2011


  • Burial

Constance (Krecioch) Barboza

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November 2, 2011

So sorry we couldn't be there to offer our condolences in person and pay our respects...what an amazing woman and a life well lived! please know that your whole family is in our hearts and prayers.
Love, Joanne Chouinard, Joshua Chouinard and Kerrie Chouinard Poore


October 25, 2011



October 23, 2011

Dear Nancy
My sincerest condolences to you and your family......a loss of a mom is a hard thing to bear no matter at what age.....your presence at the mass was reamarkable and a wonderful way to honor your beloved mom....may her memory be deepest sympathy. Mizette Nasser

Valerie Rasieleski

October 22, 2011

Dear Paula and Family. Sharing your sorrow in the loss of your mother and sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family to let you know that you are all in our prayers.

Love Val & Geri

Theresa @ Eloi Levesque

October 21, 2011

Dear Nancy and family. We are so sorry to hear about you mom's passing, please know that you and your family our in our prayers, May God bless you and help you through this difficult time and may she rest in peace.

Theresa and Eloi

October 21, 2011

To the Family, Matt and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts. She is now your angel in Heaven. We are so sorry.
Donna and Matt (Fall River, MA)

Donna Tommer

October 21, 2011

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Faith and a lifetime of memories will keep you strong and smiling.

October 21, 2011

Dear Nancy and family. Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. We know she is at peace and hope you will remember all the wonderful times you shared with her. May God bless you all and may she rest in peace.

Rochelle and Ray Tolley