Eleanor was born on June 14, 1924 in Somerville, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Aristides and Mary (Marshall) Ferreira. Eleanor was raised in Somerville as part of a large, loving Portugese family.
Eleanor moved to Wilmington in 1961, where she raised her three daughters; Deborah, Carolyn and Linda. Eleanor was a devoted mother who worked tirelessly to make a nice life for her girls.
Aside from being a full-time mother, Eleanor also went to work for Analog Devices in Wilmington. She was a dedicated worker and after many years with the company, Eleanor retired.
Eleanor was a devout Catholic; she attended Mass regularly at St. Thomas Church in Wilmington. Eleanor was a strong, independent woman and always kept her faith in God.
Eleanor will be remembered as a loving mother and “Gram.” She always put her family first and loved making a “home” for her family. Eleanor will truly be missed by her daughters and grandsons.
Eleanor was the devoted mother of Deborah Phillips and her husband Lon of Billerica, Carolyn Witham of Wilmington, and Linda Covello of South Carolina, loving “Gram” of Dale Vaillancourt, Brian Witham, and Lonny Phillips, beloved daughter of the late Aristides and Mary (Marshall) Ferreira, dear sister of the late John, Edward, Gilbert, Albert, and Ethel Ferreira. Eleanor is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, March 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.