Cartwright Funeral Homes


LATCHMAN-GIBBS, Nirmalla “Champa”, of Braintree, formerly of Trinidad, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on September 11, 2019, at the age of 75. Born and raised in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Champa came to the United States 15 years ago. She had worked as a hairdresser for many years prior to her retirement. In her free time, she had a passion for gardening and was a devout catholic. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Nirmalla will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Nirmalla was the wife of the late Ganness Latchman and the late Alva Gibbs. Loving mother of Rishi Latchman and his wife Joanne of Ontario, Canada, Rani Latchman Arsenault and her husband James of Braintree and Andrew Gibbs of Port of Spain, Trinidad and step-mother of Richard Gibbs, Camile Gibbs Antoine and Sean Gibbs all of Trinidad. Devoted sister of Kamala Rampersad of Trinidad, Brila Soochit of Canada, Sita Nathaniel of UK, Kay Singh of Trinidad, Mala Gunawardena of Canada, Latchmie Bailey of UK and the late Gita Bhudri of Canada and Robby Soochit of Trinidad. Dear “Nana” to Jordan and Justin of Canada, Jaice and Jaya of Braintree and Anisa Joy of Trinidad. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Tuesday, September 17th from 9:00 – 10:00 AM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will be private.

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