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Mary Gouveia

June 24, 1925May 20, 2020
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Mary (Rapoza) Gouveia, 94, of Fall River, passed away on May 20, 2020 after a long illness. “Mae” as she was lovingly called by her family and friends was born on June 24, 1925. She was the daughter of Miguel and Alpeta Rapoza. Mae’s marriage to Albert Gouveia spanned 69 years. She spent her life in Fall River and Dartmouth.

Mae attended Fall River schools. She worked as a seamstress in various mills for several years but left the workforce when she started her family.

Mae’s family was the focus of her life. Mae leaves behind her devoted husband Albert, her daughter Mary Anne Gouveia Dufault and her husband Normand of New Bedford and her son David Gouveia and his wife Kita of Somerset. She leaves her grandson Nathan Dufault, his wife Kristen and great-grandson Michael. She also leaves grandchildren Tracy Fiorillo and her husband Nick, Jessica Medeiros and her husband Adam and Erik Krowal and his partner Patricia, and great-grandchildren Sophia, Frankie, Ayden, Vicktorya and Arianna. She leaves behind her sisters Helen Mello, Patricia Richner and her brother Michael Rapoza and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Manuel Rapoza and Antone Rapoza as well as siblings lost in childhood, Joseph, Philomena and Michael.

Mae was a member of Calvary Temple Church, serving as a greeter for many years. Mae’s faith in Jesus Christ was evident to all. Mae read her bible faithfully, shared her faith enthusiastically and was a tireless prayer warrior.

Mae was a cheerful, loving person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Contributions in her honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings services are private. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River, MA 02720. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

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Christopher Boudria

May 25, 2020

To the Gouveia family I am sorry to hear of your loss.
Mae was a wonderful, kind hearted person whom I had the pleasure to work with. May she rest in peace.🙏🏻

Debra Souza

May 25, 2020

Al, Mary Anne, & David, My deepest sympathies to the family. Mae was a special woman with a heart of gold. I am so glad that she came into my life and was honored to know her. May she rest in peace and fly high with the angels. With love and respect, -Deb ❤

Ellie Leite

May 23, 2020

Dear Al, David, Maryanne, Family & Extended Family Members: We're so very saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Mae. She was a very gracious, beautiful and elegant lady and a Bright Light for Jesus Christ. God's Word tells us that when one of His children is called "Home", The Angels rejoice! We can imagine the beautiful music of The Angelic Choir when they escorted Mae into The Divine Presence of God! Amen! Our love, prayers, thoughts and hugs are with each of you at this most difficult time. May you all feel God's Comforting embrace at this sad time of loss. The Calvary Temple PrayerNet Team Partners.

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Biography

Mary (Rapoza) Gouveia, 94, of Fall River, passed away on May 20, 2020 after a long illness. “Mae” as she was lovingly called by her family and friends was born on June 24, 1925. She was the daughter of Miguel and Alpeta Rapoza. Mae’s marriage to Albert Gouveia spanned 69 years. She spent her life in Fall River and Dartmouth.

Mae attended Fall River schools. She worked as a seamstress in various mills for several years but left the workforce when she started her family.

Mae’s family was the focus of her life. Mae leaves behind her devoted husband Albert, her daughter Mary Anne Gouveia Dufault and her husband Normand of New Bedford and her son David Gouveia and his wife Kita of Somerset. She leaves her grandson Nathan Dufault, his wife Kristen and great-grandson Michael. She also leaves grandchildren Tracy Fiorillo and her husband Nick, Jessica Medeiros and her husband Adam and Erik Krowal and his partner Patricia, and great-grandchildren Sophia, Frankie, Ayden, Vicktorya and Arianna. She leaves behind her sisters Helen Mello, Patricia Richner and her brother Michael Rapoza and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Manuel Rapoza and Antone Rapoza as well as siblings lost in childhood, Joseph, Philomena and Michael.

Mae was a member of Calvary Temple Church, serving as a greeter for many years. Mae’s faith in Jesus Christ was evident to all. Mae read her bible faithfully, shared her faith enthusiastically and was a tireless prayer warrior.

Mae was a cheerful, loving person who always had a smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Contributions in her honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings services are private. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River, MA 02720. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

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