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Laurinda GoncalvesDecember 16, 1916 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 100)
Beloved Aunt and Cousin
Waterbury-Laurinda Goncalves 100, of Waterbury, died peacefully with her loving family by her side Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Laurinda was born in Portugal December 16, 1916, daughter of the late Manuel and Emilia (Sousa) Goncalves. She was a resident of Waterbury since 1931.
She worked at Sealy Mattress Co. until her retirement in 1979. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church and a member of the Ladies Guild.
She is survived by: her niece Diane Goncalves and her great niece Dr. Emily Goncalves. Nephew John and wife Phyllis, Gary and wife Doreen, Allan and wife Pauline, and nephew David Goncalves. Great nieces and nephews Jonathan, Matthew, Kristin, Amanda, and Jeffrey Goncalves. Great-great niece Alexandra Goncalves and great-great nephew Declan Flynn; as well as many cousins, godchildren, and friends.
She was predeceased: by brothers Joseph Goncalves and his wife Mary, Charles Goncalves and wife Olimpia, and brother Antonio Goncalves.
Laurinda was blessed to enjoy her 100th birthday party last year, a celebration of a life well lived with 165 of her family and friends. It was a memory she spoke of many times this last year.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin St., Waterbury. Burial will follow in Old Calvary Cemetery. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 N. Main St., Naugatuck.
To send an online condolence, please visit naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.