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Zulmira F. (Chaves) Chaves

November 15, 1939 — August 8, 2022

Portsmouth, RI/Hudson, MA

Zulmira F. (Chaves) Chaves, 82, of Portsmouth, RI, former long time resident of Hudson, MA, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Monday, August 8, 2022. She leaves her beloved husband of 58 years, Jose M.M. Chaves.

Besides her husband, she leaves her two sons, Jose M. Chaves and his wife Lucia of Hudson, MA, John F. Chaves and his wife Aida of Hudson, MA; her sister, Isaltina Sousa of Hudson, MA and was predeceased by her two brothers, Victor Chaves and Saul Chaves. Zulmira also leaves her 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Chaves and his girlfriend Tiffany Frias, Alicia Chaves of Hudson, MA, Adam and Emily Chaves of Hudson, MA, her step-great grandchildren Aubrey and Jordan; one great granddaughter, Ayla Chaves along with many other relatives and friends.

Zulmira was born and raised in Santa Maria, Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Manuel Tavares-Chaves and Maria J. (Fontes) Chaves. She emigrated to the states and resided in Hudson, MA from 1966 to to 2002. She was employed as an assembler by Digital Equipment Corp. later Compaq and Intel Corporations until her retirement. Following retirement both Zulmira and her husband Jose moved to Portsmouth, RI in 2002. She was a member of Saint Michael Parish in Hudson.

Zulmira was very outgoing and friendly and loved to receive guests at her home. She enjoyed cooking for her family. In her spare time she loved being outdoors, planting and caring for her flower gardens and playing solitaire on her IPAD. She will certainly be missed by all and her memories will be cherished by those who loved and knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 5-8pm on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9am on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson for Committal Services.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, August 12, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home.

50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Starts at 9:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Michael Parish (Hudson, MA!)

23 Manning Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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