Laura (Oliveira) Andrade, age 84 of 6 Bray Lane, Bristol, died peacefully Thursday, June 12, at her home, surrounded by her beloved husband, Alfred Andrade and her loving family, on their 60th Wedding Anniversary.
Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of Thomas and Alexandrina (Pinheiro) Oliveira. Mrs. Andrade worked for the former Lloyd Manufacturing Company in Warren for nine years, retiring in 1976. She had previously worked for 10 years at the former Carr-Fulflex Corp. Mrs. Andrade was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Bristol and a member of its Nocturnal Adoration Society. She was a volunteer for many years for Meals On Wheels and a longtime member of the Barrington YMCA. Mrs. Andrade loved spending time with her family and her daily Rosary, prayed for them in love.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four beloved children, Thomas J. Andrade of Bristol, Fred Andrade (Diane) of Pawtucket, Paul M. Andrade (Deborah) of Riverside and MaryEllen Dias (Paul) of Bristol; a beloved grandson, Benjamin Dias of Bristol; two sisters, Mary Ferreira (Manuel) and Helen Andrade (John P.), both of Bristol; and a brother, Joseph G. Oliveira (Irene) of Nashua, NH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a beloved grandson, Paul M. Andrade, Jr. and a sister, Alexandrina B. Greene.
Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, Wednesday, June 18, at 9a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol. Visiting hours, Tuesday, June 17, from 4-8p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or online at www.vnsri.org, or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 or online at www.alz.org/ri.
For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com.