Westerly- Filomena DeJesus Alves,89, formerly of Miami Beach, Old Lyme and Hartford, CT, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Westerly Health Center.
Mrs. Alves was born on September 29, 1922 on Madeira Island, Portugal the daughter of Henrique and Rosa DeJesus Alves. She is predeceased by her husband Antonio F. Alves. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1953 and lived for many years in Hartford where she was a communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Church. She was employed for many years at Arrow Hart & Hegeman Co. until her retirement in 1980. She was then a longtime resident of Old Lyme where she was a parishioner of Christ the King Church. Mrs. Alves was a skilled seamstress who enjoyed her gardens, living near the ocean and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend.
Mrs. Alves is survived by her daughter Maria and her two sons Antonio and Henry, and her five grandchildren Melissa, Emily, Nazare, Alexandra and Jason.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10 am in Christ the King Church, Old Lyme. Interment will follow in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, Old Lyme is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes, directions and more service information.