Hilda Oliveira, mother of Father Robert Oliveira

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Hilda (Botelho) Oliveira, age 95 of Fall River, passed away October 31 at Saint Anne’s Hospital. The family would like to thank Dr. Old and the staff of Saint Anne’s Hospital, Dr. Abraham and the staff at the Catholic Memorial Home. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Oliveira and the daughter of the late José and Guilhermina (Garcia) Botelho. Prior to retiring, Hilda worked in the needle trade as a sewing machine operator and was a former union representative for Amalgamated.

She is survived by her two children: Elizabeth Mello of Swansea and Father Robert Oliveira, pastor of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, New Bedford; two grandchildren: Sharron Mello and Raymond Mello. She was predeceased by her siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the SS. Margaret and Mary Chapel of Catholic Memorial Home on November 3. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Donations in her memory may be made to the Catholic Memorial Activities Fund.

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