Elsie G. Ferreira, 103

Jun 16, 2020

Elsie G. Ferreira, 103, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, formerly of Dartmouth, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late John and Mary (Raposa) Gomes, she had been a longtime resident of Dartmouth before moving to Arkansas with her daughter and son-in-law. She was the wife of the late Frank Ferreira.

Elsie was also preceded in death by her brother, John Gomes; grandson, Dean Burgess; and great grandson, Kyle Burgess.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Arlene (Kevin) Boissonneau of New Bedford and Nancy (Robert) McCuen of Jacksonville, AR; granddaughters, Pamela Burgess of Dartmouth and Kelley McCuen of Jacksonville, AR; great grandchildren, Bianca Burgess and Jeffrey Dean; several nieces and nephews and many dear church friends.

Elsie had worked as an inspector at the Acushnet Company Rubber Division in New Bedford for 24 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Marshall Road Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended since her arrival in Arkansas in 2008.

She enjoyed reading, sewing her own clothing, and loved listening to all kinds of music, especially Christmas music, which she could listen to year-round. Some of her favorite things included hot coffee, Hershey kisses and watching QVC. Her contagious smile and the surprise of what she might say next will be missed the most.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Marshall Road Baptist Church, 821 Marshall Rd., Jacksonville, AR 72076.

Private services are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth. For online tribute, visit www.waring-sullivan.com.