October 22, 1921 – February 18, 2021
Candida (Rei) Dagwan, “Connie,” age 99, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Dagwan.
Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Delphin and Nazareth (Pereira) Rei, she was a lifelong resident of Somerset. Mrs. Dagwan worked as a medical secretary for the former Union Hospital and for the late Dr. Penn, a local Pediatrician. Her favorite times spent were with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored.
She is survived by three children, Nancy Dagwan, Sandra Dagwan and Russell Dagwan all of Somerset; one sister, Maria “Sadie” Pereira Dastous; two grandchildren, Jason Dagwan and his wife Katerina, Jill Bandarra and her husband Derek; five great-grandchildren, Alexis and Sasha Dagwan, Julian and Landen Bandarra, and Jionni “Onni” Dagwan, and one nephew Atty. Steven Pereira.
Her visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Relatives and friends. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her funeral service and burial will be private.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Funeral and Burial Private
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February 22, 2021
I will remember Connie as a kind colleague who treasured her family. She would often speak of caring for her Mom and her husband and delight in sharing stories of her grandchildren. I will cherish her recipes and think of her fondly when preparing them. My condolences to her family.
February 21, 2021
Connie was the unit secretary at the hospital where I worked as a young new nurse. I received a phone call that an elderly uncle had passes away unexpectedly. Without hesitation, she offered to drive me out to the house, it was in south Westport and the roads were dark. She just did it, because she was that kind of person. She was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She was a gem. God bless her soul.