Elsie F. Madore, former diocesan bookkeeper

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Elsie F. Madore, age 86, of Fall River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on November 4. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond O. Madore. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Antone J. and Mary (Arruda) Ferreira. Elsie was president of the Women’s Guild; a special minister of Holy Communion and lector at St. Louis and St. Mary’s parishes; and a member of St. Louis Secular Franciscans. She was also a recipient of the Marian Medal. Madore was a diocesan bookkeeper from 1984 to 1995.

Elsie leaves behind her children Michael V. Madore of N.Y., Sandra Madore-Girouard of Wash., and Henrietta Silva of R.I. and Lisa Marie Reed of N.Y.

 She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Victor. 

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the cathedral in Fall River on November 8.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Manuel Rogers & Son Funeral Home in Fall River.

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