Sandra J. Medeiros

August 27, 1943April 27, 2019

Sandra J. (Irla) Medeiros, “Sandy,” age 75, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her residence. She was the wife of August V. “Butch” Medeiros.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William and Sofie (Piscz) Irla, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1961. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked at Lexcraft in the shipping department for many years.

Mrs. Medeiros was a member of the Blessed Trinity National Church where she taught Sunday school and was a den mother to the Boy Scouts. A dedicated animal lover, she was known for advocating the spaying, neutering and saving lives of animals.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Jeffrey A. Medeiros of Fall River; three grandchildren, Courtney McQuaid, Nathan and Michael Medeiros and many cousins including, Cheryl Tetuan, Suzanne Freitas, Barbara Irla and Shirley Morrissette. She was the mother of the late Michael Medeiros.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation prior to her service from 8:00 to 10:00AM. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Faxon Animal Rescue League, 474 Durfee St., Fall River, MA 02721 or to Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721. Burial in the Blessed Virgin Mary National Catholic Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Burial Friday, May 3, 2019

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