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Antonia J. Oliveira
December 23, 2019


Antonia J. Oliveira, 92, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 23, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Amario J. and Joana (Lopes Santos) Oliveira, she lived in New Bedford all of her life.

She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Mrs. Oliveira was formerly employed by the Aerovox Corporation and had also been a caretaker for many children in her neighborhood.

She is survived by her son, Morris A. “Marty” Oliveira of New Bedford; two brothers, Manuel Oliveira of New York and Louis Oliveira of New Bedford; six grandchildren, including Aisha C. Costa, whom she raised after the death of her mother; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Alice J. “Sha-Shi” Oliveira, and her siblings, Joaquim Oliveira, Antone Oliveira, Joao Oliveira, Maria Oliveira, and Rosaline Cabral.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019 at 8 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption at 9 AM. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday Dec. 30, 2019 from 4-7 PM. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes
495 Park Street
New Bedford, MA 02740