Rosa Jesus (Melo) Couto, 84, Bristol


Rosa Jesus (Melo) Couto, 84 of Fatima Drive passed away on Jan. 20, 2014.

She was the wife of Manuel do Couto.

Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, she was the daughter of the late Mariano and Maria da Gloria (Pacheco) De Melo.

She was the stepmother of Louis do Couto, John Couto and Carlos Do Couto; the sister of Maria Amelia Pimental, Mariano de Melo and the late Jose Pedro Melo, Maria de Jesus Pereira, Humberto Pacheco de Melo, Edite de Melo and Edmundo Melo; step-grandmother of seven and step-great-grandmother of five.

Her funeral services were held on Jan. 24, from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Luis Dutra at St. Elizabeth Church.  Liturgical readings were by Jeremy Couto and Melissa Couto. The Prayer of the Faithful was read by Christopher Do Couto.  The offertory gifts were presented by Breanna Couto and Vanessa Do Couto.

Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Jeffrey Couto, Jeremy Couto, Jennifer Couto, Allison Do Couto, Christopher Do Couto and Scott Lial.


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