Eileen Marie (Doyle) Oliveira, 88

Aug 17, 2020

Eileen Marie (Doyle) Oliveira, 88, of Dartmouth entered into eternal rest after a period of declining health on August 16, 2020. She was the loving widow of Joseph S. Oliveira, Jr. who passed in 2008 after 55 years of marriage.

Eileen was the daughter of the late Charles and Coranna (Saulnier) Doyle. Eileen was a graduate of New Bedford High School, Class of 1950. She was a stay-at-home mother for many years as she raised her five children. Once her children were grown, she was employed as a dental receptionist for Dr. James Kearns and previously Dr. James Bolton. She was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in New Bedford.

Nothing pleased her more than spending time with her family and being included in their many activities. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, Words with Friends and staying connected to her extended family on Facebook. A good day was spent with her dog, Cosmo on her lap. She was known to love to take a ride in a fast sports car now and again. Eileen loved to travel and especially enjoyed Aruba. She was grateful to have spent the last years of her life in the loving care of her daughter, June Leite and her husband Russell at their South Dartmouth home.

She is survived by her children, Bruce J. Oliveira and his wife Pamela of New Bedford; Susan Carreira and her husband Chris of NH; June Leite and her husband Russell of South Dartmouth; Gail Furtado and her husband Albert of New Bedford; Philip Oliveira and his wife Olivia of Lakeville; her grandchildren, Christopher Carreira and his wife Theresa of NH; Elizabeth Ring and her husband Eric of NH, Karen Glover and her husband Charles of Freetown, Jeffrey Massoud and Jessica of New Bedford; Kimberly Vaughan and her husband Joshua of New Bedford; Kevin Oliveira and Chelsey of New Bedford; Ryan Massoud and Shauna of Acushnet; Stephen Oliveira of TX; and Rebecca Oliveira of Lakeville; Chloe and Kiley Leite of Dartmouth; her beloved great-grandchildren; Ethan, Jaelyn Rose, Liam, Cayla, Haydn, Steven, Landen, Avery, Jayden and Kayleigh; her sister-in-law, Theresa Doyle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her three brothers Charles, Oliva, and Robert Doyle.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday August 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.