Cartwright Funeral Homes


PEREIRA, Antonia V. (Fernandes) of Randolph, fondly known as Nita, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on January 25, 2021 at the age of 90. Born in Sao Antao, Cabo Verde to the late Augusto and Gertrudes (Pires) Fernandes. Nita was an elementary school teacher in Cabo Verde for many years before moving her family to the United States. She was an avid baker, baking so many good treats for all to enjoy. Nita’s deep faith and strong family values endeared her as a mother figure to all. She truly lived life to the fullest, always laughing and sharing her positive spirit and teachings with anyone she came across in life. She and her late husband Rui left their family with eternal love and a bond that can never be broken. Nita’s love and positive energy will carry her family throughout life. Beloved wife for 51 years of the late Rui Pereira. Loving mother of Rui Pereira and his wife Elizabete of Orlando, FL, Olivia PereiraClarke and her husband Orville of Randolph, Anaisa Barros and her husband Apolinario of Stoughton, Filomena Cardoso and her husband Tome of Brockton and Fernanda Andrade and her husband Mateus of Brockton. Devoted sister of Arsenia Fernandes and Julio Silva and his wife Joana. Cherished grandmother of Jasmine, Veronica, Joshua, Caitlin, Janieze, Briana, Jaqueline, Nicole, Nadia, Sofia, Laeticia, Lara, Alexandra, Daniel, Mateus and Lucas. Caring great-grandmother of Jovan Rui, Ariella and Devin. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 230 Bonney Street, New Bedford. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Bedford.

*****Please note due to weather services have been moved to Tuesday, February 2nd and Wednesday, February 3rd.*******

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