Obituary for Olinda (Anselmo) Gomes

April 9, 1936 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 83)

Olinda Gomes, age 83, a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, RI, Rhode Island, passed away on December 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Gomes Jr.

Olinda was born in Tiverton, RI to Joseph Anselmo and Mary Anselmo and worked for over 30 years as a seamstress in the textile mills in Fall River and Bristol until her retirement in 2004. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church, always enjoyed scrapbooking and ceramics. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and spening time with the community at the Portsmouth Senior Center.

Olinda is survived by her daughter Laurie Sacrey of Portsmouth, her son in law Bert Peixoto of Portsmouth, and two grandsons, Michael Peixoto and Matt Sacrey and his wife Ashley, all of Portsmouth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a daughter Debra A. Peixoto.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 9:00 am from the Connors Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Anthonys Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association of RI, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306
Providence, RI 02906.