Mrs. Mary Faias, 96, of Lowell, MA died peacefully at Palm Manor Nursing Home on Sunday evening, May 17, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John Faias, who died Feb. 3, 1991 and the loving mother of three daughters, all of whom were present at her passing.
Born in Lowell, MA on Feb. 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Justina (Teixeira) Fernandes. She attended Lowell schools and was the head supervisor of Lowell Lingerie Co. in Lowell for over 35 years before retiring in 1983. A longtime resident of the Highlands section of Lowell, she was a parishioner of St. Margaret Church. Mary was a talented seamstress, an excellent cook and a self-taught pianist. She loved playing piano and singing at family gatherings and cherished the time spent with her family.
She is survived by her three loving daughters, Claudine Langlois, Joanne Valcourt and her husband Ronald, and Brenda D’Amour and her husband Maurice, and a sister, Josephine McGrath of Lowell, MA. She was a devoted grandmother to Richard Langlois and his wife Colette, Ronald Langlois and his wife Cathy, Cynthia Langlois and her husband Eric Saperstein, Bryan Valcourt and his wife Ann, Melissa (Valcourt) Maher and her husband Dennis, Darryll Valcourt, Justin D’Amour and his wife Nicole and Rebecca (D’Amour) and her husband Brian Glass. She also leaves seventeen great grand-children and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Palm Manor for the professional and exceptional care provided to Mary over the last ten years.
Visiting hours Wed. from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Thurs. at 9AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Church, Stevens St. Lowell, MA. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery Lowell, MA. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or a charity of one’s choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.