FILOMENA FERREIRA, 85, of Morgan Hill passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010, surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness at Pacific Hills Manor, Morgan Hill. Loving wife of 69 years to Antonio Ferreira of Morgan Hill. Beloved mother of Alzira Hernandez of Morgan Hill, Lidia Gomes and her husband, Tim of Fremont, CA. Manny Ferreira and his wife, Susan of Gilroy and Maria Bosley and her husband, Allen of Idaho. Sister-in-law of Daniel and Rose Ferreira of Newark, CA. Preceded in death by her son Tony Ferreira, daughter Maria Ferreira and son-in-law Tito Hernandez, sister, Maria Gonzalves and two brothers, Marcolino and Manuel Gonzalves. Cherished grandmother of Joey Ferreira, James and Courtney Hernandez, Michael and Kelly Gomes, Manny and Anna Ferreira Jr., Denise Ferreira, Danny and Lisa Furtado, Katie and Seth Wurzel, Amy and Jeff Neal, Cindy and Troy Sweigart, Don and Sharon Bosley, Sandra and Scott Thornton, Tenica and Michelle Garcia, Sheena Ferreira and Autumn Ferreira. Adoring great-grandmother of Tommas, Marcus, Ava, Mason, Graden, Maggie, Caleb, Paulo and Micah and three new great-grandchildren forthcoming.
Moved to Morgan Hill in 1961 with her husband and family from Pico, Azores. Member of St. Catherine’s Church, Morgan Hill, I.F.D.E.S. of Gilroy, Our Lady of Fatima, Gilroy, U.P.E.C. of San Leandro and Teamsters Local #890. Worked at Gilroy Foods for 26 years retiring in 1990. She loved to cook, garden, quilting and enjoyed bus trips to the casinos. She will always be loved and remembered for her delicious Portuguese cooking: especially by her grandchildren.
The family wants to thank the staff at Pacific Hills Manor for the support and tender care they provided during this difficult time. Mom felt the staff was like a second family to her.
Vigil Friday, October 15, 2010 – 7:00 P.M. at Habing Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 12:00 Noon at St. Catherine’s Church, Morgan Hill. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Memorial Park, Morgan Hill.
Donations to the American Diabetes Association preferred.