Dolores L. Carreiro, 97, formerly of Tiverton

Posted 8/8/20

Dolores Louise Carreiro (Sullivan), 97, of Seminole, Fla., formerly from Tiverton, passed away August 5, 2020. Born and raised in Fall River, she was the oldest child of the late James S. and Helena …

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Dolores L. Carreiro, 97, formerly of Tiverton

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Dolores Louise Carreiro (Sullivan), 97, of Seminole, Fla., formerly from Tiverton, passed away August 5, 2020. Born and raised in Fall River, she was the oldest child of the late James S. and Helena (Arsnow) Sullivan. She was the wife of 60 years of the late Edward J. Carreiro, Sr. She resided in Tiverton for 61years before moving to Florida.

She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Fall River. After graduation she attended business school and worked as a bookkeeper at Firestone Rubber in Fall River. She then volunteered for the US Coast Guard Women’s Reserve and went through SPARS training in West Palm Beach, Fla. A World War II veteran; she was honorably discharged and a recipient of the Victory Medal.

Perhaps her greatest joy was raising her six children and helping with her grandchildren at her home in Tiverton (the home her husband built). During that time, she was an active member of Holy Ghost Parish. She taught CCD for many years and was a member of the Holy Ghost Woman’s Guild where she chaired many a Penny Sale and Christmas Bazaar.

She also was involved in the Tiverton High School Booster’s Club through the 1970’s and an active member of the Tiverton Democratic Committee. She will be remembered by her family for her quick wit, unwavering faith, and devotion to her family.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Anne ) of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., James (Vanessa Lucarella) of Bel Air, Fla., Joseph (Laura) of Tiverton, Matthew of New York City, NY; and a daughter, Mary F. Caine (Peter) from Middletown. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Eric, Robert (Katie) Elaine, Grace, Christopher, Nathaniel and Ian Carreiro, James Diotte (Robin), William, Benjamin and Matthew Caine; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is also survived by her dear sisters-in-law, Barbara Goncalo and Elaine Clark; and former daughters-in-law, Nancy Carreiro and Christine Schroeder.

She is predeceased by her oldest son Edward J. Carreiro, Jr. and her brothers James F. Sullivan, Donald E. Sullivan, and a sister Rosemary Murphy.

Funeral arrangements are pending but will occur in Tiverton per her wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dolores’ memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in honor of her favorite Saint. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=home-btn-donate-now

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