Cynthia (Cindy) R. (Ribeiro) Lopes,  77

Aug 13, 2020

Cynthia (Cindy) R. (Ribeiro) Lopes,  77, of South Dartmouth passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at her residence with her loving family at her side. She was the former wife of the late Tubalkaim P. Oliveira.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph R. And Mary (Alexander) Ribeiro. She was the lifelong resident of the South Coast. She attended school in New Bedford and was employed as a bookkeeper on Vineyard Haven and in the food service department for the New Bedford Public school system. Cindy loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her cat Nellie Rose, gardening, cooking, yardsales, playing the lottery and scratch tickets. She was also an avid Red Sox fan.

She is survived by her children Cheryl A. Cacilhas of Dartmouth (companion of Ray Texeira), Robert J. Oliveira of Massachusetts, and Thomas J. Oliveira of Florida; her siblings, Judith D. Clermont and her husband Robert of Martha’s Vineyard and Sharon D. Ribeiro of New Bedford. Her grandchildren Kaitlyn R. Cacilhas of Dartmouth and Kenneth G. Cacilhas of Rochester; great grandchildren, Jack and Tate Cacilhas and several other grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, a great nephew, and Goddaughter Renee Clermont of Martha’s Vineyard. Cindy was the companion of Emile Barboza for 27 years.

She was the mother of the late Teddy Oliveira and mother-in-law of the late Kenneth R. Cacilhas. 

The family would like to thank Diana Silva, Mike Patnaude, Sue Gomes, Ray Texeira and Don Fernandes for their kind assistance in caring for Cindy in her final days. They would also like to thank her Hospice Health Aide Donna and all the others involved with her care from Community Nurse and Tiffany from Anodyne.

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Waring-Sullivan home at Dartmouth 230 Russells Mills Rd, with a burial later at the Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited.

Visitation will be Monday August 24, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made in Cindy’s honor to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Donations can also be sent to the Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St, Fairhaven, MA 02719. 

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