Clara Gonsalves, 87, of Wareham, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the wife of the late John R. Gonsalves.
Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Josephine (Andrews) Gonsalves. A lifelong resident, she worked as an assembler for H.L. Bouton Co. in Buzzards Bay before she retired.
She is survived by her children, Cindy J. Martin and her husband Joseph of Acushnet, Deidre Day of Wareham, Sandra Cabral and her husband Richard of Rochester and John Gonsalves and his wife Roberta of E. Providence; her sister, Beatrice Fernandes of Wareham; her grandchildren, Richard Cabral, Jr., Alycia Lopes, David Cabral, Melanie Gainey, Melodie Gonsalves, Kerry Paradise, Jonathan Day and 8 great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Shirley Antone and her brother, the late Manuel Fernandes.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 5 – 8 PM. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Tihonet Rd., Wareham at 10 AM.
Donations in her memory may be made to American Diabetes Assoc., 10 Speen Street, 2nd Flr., Framingham, MA 01701.