Lydia S. Borges, 100

Posted 10/27/21

Lydia S. (Sousa) Borges, 100, the cherished mother of Eileen Borges, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, after a long illness with her daughter and faithful cat by her side. …

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Lydia S. Borges, 100

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Lydia S. (Sousa) Borges, 100, the cherished mother of Eileen Borges, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, after a long illness with her daughter and faithful cat by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Edmund D. Borges for 58 years before his passing in 1998.

Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Augusta (Leal) Sousa.

Lydia was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, Class of 1938. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Church in Bristol, where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality. She marked her 100th birthday this February. That milestone was acknowledged kindly with cards from many members of the Holy Rosary Sodality, for which she was very grateful.

Lydia was an excellent cook and also enjoyed spending time in her garden, especially her herb garden. Lydia had many other talents: sewing, tatting, knitting, crocheting, tole painting, stenciling, Nantucket basket making, both rug braiding and hooking, and more. She especially enjoyed antique auctions.

Besides her devoted daughter, Eileen Borges of Bristol, Lydia is survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Lydia was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Edmund, her parents, and her son Edmund D. Borges, Jr.

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, are Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol, or to Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence.

For obituary, online condolences and directions, please visit www.sansonefuneralhome.com

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