OBITUARY

Mary E. Bird

March 22, 1930January 26, 2020
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Mary E. (Capeto) Bird, 89, of Swansea passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020. She was the loving wife and soul mate of the late Edwin Bird with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Mary was born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Texeira) Capeto and a proud, life-long resident of the South Coast area of Massachusetts. Mary’s enthusiastic, engaging and caring personality was instantly felt by everyone she met and her impressive memory of events and numbers remained strong throughout her life. Mary worked in the local textile industry for over 30 years before retiring to devote time to her family, gardening and pets. An active parishioner of St. Michael’s Church and St. Dominic’s Church, Mary was also a member of the Women’s Club at both parishes. She is survived by her son, Michael Bird and his wife Joyce of Marblehead; two granddaughters, Michaela and Paige Bird and many nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late Irene Capeto, Alice Miranda and Beatrice Bird. Visiting hours will be Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Her Funeral will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 GAR Hwy., Swansea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s honor may be made to the American Council of the Blind: www.acb.org. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Mary Lou Mooney

January 28, 2020

Mary was a beautiful kind lady. I met her at the physician's office she visited regularly. All the staff loved her, including me. After I retired I provided transportation for Mary to the doctors and errands. We became good friends. We would go out to lunch. I also transported her sister Bea.
Mary was a great story teller, telling me about her dad, Fall River, her husband, her granddaughters but above all her Michael.
She was a very special independent person though she was disabled. All who knew her should be happy they had the opportunity to meet a gentle soul.
May she rest in peace.
My condolences to Michael and family.

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