Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian (Pontbriand) Manchester.
She had worked for Heritage Assisted Living in Dartmouth for 14 years. Mrs. Arruda loved her gardens and spending her winters in Florida.
Including her husband, she is survived by three sons, Francis Arruda of Canton, Mass., Edward Arruda of Westport, and Jason Arruda of Warren, RI; three sisters, Beverly, Gloria and Cheryl, all of Massachusetts; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was the grandmother of the late Aron Arruda and sister of the late Sandra Caouette and George Manchester.
At her request, there will be no funeral services or visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
The Sunday Mass on December 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Westport, will be in her memory.
To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.