Madelyn Labreche

January 22, 1920December 7, 2020

Madelyn (Farrell) Labreche, age 100, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Catholic Memorial Home, Fall River. She was the wife of the late John Lima and the late Raymond Labreche.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lydia (Ramsey) Farrell, she was a life-long resident of Fall River.

Mrs. Labreche worked in the garment industry for many years before retiring in 1972. An extremely talented seamstress, Madelyn made clothing for her entire family, to include Halloween costumes and dresses for entire wedding parties. Madelyn was most happy when she was spending time with her family and they will miss her very much.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Catholic Memorial for the wonderful care Madelyn received over the past four years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dawn Carvalho of Fall River and Marjorie Soares of West Warwick, RI; one son, Jay Thomas Lima and his wife Sarah of North Kingstown, RI; five grandchildren, Gayle Nutini, Joseph Soares, Jr., Jennifer LeCorn, Nicholas Lima and Thomas Lima; two great grandchildren, Billy Nutini and Tyler Machado; three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Douglas Carvalho; mother-in-law of the late Joseph Soares and sister of the late Thomas Farrell, Evelyn Sunderland and Marjorie Farrell.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral and burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in her honor may be made to, Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472 or or Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720.


  • Funeral and Burial Private


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Terri lima

December 17, 2020

What an incredible peaceful woman she was. The best mother in law and grandmother one could wish to have . She had an awesome sense of humor and was such a hard worker. Always a phone call away. a beautiful saint she was. Even on her 100 th birthday she amused us. I asked her when she gets to heaven and John and Ray are there what will she do?? Her words were " Well John of course". Marge Dawn and Jay take care of each other and have fun in her name. Maybe an ice cream cone.