Helena F. (Figueiredo) Cabral, 93, long time resident of Hudson, MA, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband Manuel Pereira Cabral in 1998.
She leaves her children Jose Vicente Cabral of Hudson, MA and his partner Dave Mollo of Grafton, MA; Maria G. Koral and her husband Stephen of Bolton, MA; Josephina Cabral and her partner Pamela Clowes of Clinton, MA; Tony L. Cabral and his wife Terri of Tampa, Florida; Teresa F. Wisuri and her husband Bernie of Hudson, MA and Anna M. Goulet and her husband Paul of Marlborough, MA. Helena is also survived by her 7 grandchildren, Kristen Murphy and her husband Patrick; Carissa Koral; Joshua Cabral, Regina Jusseaume and her husband Chad; Eric Cabral, Brenton Koral and his wife Amy; Andrew Goulet and his wife Samantha; 7 great grandchildren, Addison and Adriann Murphy; Brayden and Sophia Koral, A.J. and Elaina Goulet; Geneva Jusseaume along with other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Louis and Joao Loura.
Helena was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Figueiredo) Loura. She emigrated to the states and resided in Hudson, MA since 1967. She was employed as an assembler by Data General in Westborough, MA and later NEC located in Boxborough, MA until her retirement. She was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson and also long-time member of the Hudson Portuguese Club.
Helena had so many interests throughout her life but her exquisite way of telling stories, especially her weekly readings to all the family which included poems, prayer verses, reading the Portuguese Newspaper, just to name a few, was a joy to all her family. She always looked forward to the family gathering every Sunday at her home for dinner and usually a few stories to entertain her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, writing, crocheting and knitting. For her family and friends and all who knew and loved her, she leaves the memory of a spirited strong personality and the most loving smile, her greatest gift to all of them.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4-7pm on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Saint MIchael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for Committal Services.