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Noella I. Dias
July 20, 2022


Noella I. (Savaria) Dias, 99, of Palm Bay, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 20, 2022. She was the wife of the late John A. Dias, Sr.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida (Giroux) Savaria, she lived in New Bedford for many years before moving to Florida in 1978. For the past five years, she resided with her son John and daughter-in-law Lissa who were her devoted caregivers.

Noella was formerly employed by the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in the custodial services department until her retirement.

She is survived by her children, Joyce Centeio and her husband Gregory, John A. Dias, Jr. and his wife Lissa, Nancy Gonsalves and her husband John, and Richard Dias and his wife Diane; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Walter Dias, her grandson, Marc Allain; and her siblings, Joseph Savaria, Romeo Savaria, Pearl Dumas, Lillian Malonson, and Lucienne Savaria.

A burial service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolence book, please visit

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