Shirley A. Barboza

September 27, 1954October 1, 2011

Shirley A. (Collins) Barboza, age 57 of Fall River, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Charles Barboza to whom she had been married for 38 years.

Born in Newport, RI, the daughter of the late William J. Collins Sr. and Anne Marie (Sullivan) Collins, she was a graduate of the former Sacred Hearts Academy in Fall River. Mrs. Barboza has been employed as a Sales Associate with Home Depot for the past seven years.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters Christie-Lynn Farias of Boston and Melissa Anikieva and her husband Paveo of Lakeland, FL; two grandchildren Marissa and Joshua Farias; six brother s and sisters Patricia Collins-Guilmette of Harrisburg, PA, William J. Collins Jr., of Marrietta, GA, Margaret M. Collins of So. Dartmouth, Joseph M. Collins of Marrietta, GA, Anne M. Collins of Fall River and Elizabeth V. Long of Rumford, RI and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late James J. Collins.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 9am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT CHERRY PLACE 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by her funeral mass at 10am in Notre Dame Church 529 Eastern Ave., Fall River. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8pm. Burial will be private. For directions or to send a tribute visit:


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 4, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Shirley A. Barboza

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October 11, 2011

I will be forever moved and inspired by just how many people were touch by my sister. I was overwhelmed by the genuine sorrow suffered by those who knew her. I am forever blessed to have so many wonderful memories. I will miss you Shirley and I will think of you, Jim, Mom, and Dad everyday for the rest of my life. Rest in peace my sister, I love you. Bill

Linda Brogan

October 6, 2011

Shirley, how I wish I would have taken a moment to stop and say hello during my last trip home. I will miss your funny stories and infectious laughter. Rest in peace my friend.

Becky Botelho

October 6, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss...My thoughts are with you and your family...My husband worked with her mom...and I knew her daughter from school...God bless.

Dave Williams & family

October 5, 2011

To the Barboza family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. She is now an Angel watching over her loved ones. May God Bless all of you.

October 5, 2011

Dear Shirly rest in peace love and prayers Joyce

gee cidade

October 5, 2011

Never met any one so kind and giving you truly are an angel Shirley and it was my honor to know you rest in peace sweetie. Gee and Paulina

Sherry Clarke

October 4, 2011

Dear Beth and Family,

We're so very sorry on the loss of your dear sister Shirley. Please know that you're in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

With our most heartfelt condolences,
Sherry and Donald

October 4, 2011

I am sincerely sorry for the loss of Shirley Barboza, she will be missed in our previous friend at the Home Depot, and deeply sad for her two grandchildren Marissa and Joshua, God bless them............. G.J.

October 4, 2011

Charlie and family.... be secure in knowing that Shirley is now resting comfortably in the arms of our precious Lord. May you feel His presence and peace at this difficult time. God Bless you all Judi (friend from B's Nest).

Liz Jansen

October 4, 2011

I would like to give my condolences to Shirley Family so sorry for your loss Shirley was the wonderful person so friendly to me & i always us to say hello every time i seen her & she always with a smile & she always said hello i remember her in Bingo too just great memories of Thursday night bingo Rest in Peace Shirley she will be sadly missed.