Rita B. Medeiros

May 30, 1929April 13, 2018

Rita B. (Bernard) Medeiros, age 88 of Swansea, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Fall River Health Center. She was the wife of the late Norman Medeiros.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late John and Marie (Belmore) Bernard, she was a lifelong area resident. She attended school in Fall River, late obtaining her GED. She was employed as a seamstress at Center Garment and Fall River Mills; she waitressed at the former Howard Johnson’s in Somerset and was a bus driver for the Swansea School department. Rita enjoyed attending the Bluffs, shopping at the Salvation Army and was an avid gardener.

Rita is survived by a daughter, Dorothy M. Medeiros Eleuterio and her husband Humberto Eleuterio Jr. of Rhoboth; four grandchildren, Norman L. Reed, Jason S. Reed and his companion Sage Scott, Robert L. Eleuterio and his fiancé Amanda L. Proulx; and Elizabeth M. Eleuterio and her fiancé Carlo Rosa; three great-grandchildren, Norman L. Reed Jr., Mackenzie Eleuterio, Riley Reed and Robert “RJ” Eleuterio; She was the mother of the late Corrinne M. Reed and sister of the late William Bernard and her late companion John A. Lundstrom.

Her graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10:00AM in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Milford Road, Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited. Arrangements are in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea, MA 02777. For tributes or online registration:


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rita B. Medeiros

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