Ilda S. Martins
Ilda S. Martins
  • August 24, 1923 - July 30, 2016
  • Massachusetts

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Ilda S. Martins 92, of Dartmouth died Saturday July 30, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at home. Her peaceful passing comes after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was the late wife of Fernando Martins and daughter of late Manuel and Belmira Tavares of Sao Miguel, Acores.

She was born in Pico Salomao Sao Miguel, Acores and lived for several years in Bermuda where later she immigrated to the USA living with her daughter for 41 years. Her one love in life was her family and they all knew it.

Survivors include her daughter Graca Tavares and husband Manuel Tavares of Dartmouth, 2 granddaughters Patricia Amaral and Michelle Tavares-Silva both of Dartmouth and 2 great grandsons Aiden and Zachary Amaral. She was the sister of the late Joao Tavares, Adelino Tavares and Lourdes Pavao.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her CNA Fatima Chmielewski of Southcoast VNA & Hospice for her amazing care, endless support and love.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Dartmouth Funeral Home with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church, 233 County St, New Bedford. The burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday Aug 3, 2016.

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