NEW BEDFORD — Rosa de Jesus (Viana) Caetano, 87, of New Bedford, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Sacred Heart Home with her son by her side. She was the widow of Joao V. Caetano and daughter of the late Isaac Alberto and Joana Maria (da Silva) Viana.
Born in Olhao, Portugal, she resided in Angola, returned to Portugal, and came New Bedford in 1969. Mrs. Caetano was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church. She was employed as a seamstress at Bonney Sportswear until her retirement and was known for her sewing skills, making clothing and doing alterations.
Her family includes her son, Eloi V. Caetano and his girlfriend, Lorri Borges, both of New Bedford; 1 brother, Francisco Viana of New Bedford; 1 sister, Ana Maria da Silva of Portugal; 2 grandchildren, Jordon and Jamie Caetano; 4 great-grandchildren, Dominic, Darnell, Evan and Isaiah; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Otilio dos Santos Soares and Manuel Luiz Viana.
Visiting hours in the funeral home Sunday from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Her funeral will be Monday, 9:30 A.M. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 A.M. Interment in St. John Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.aubertine-lopes.com.