Zelia M. Medeiros

Zelia M. Medeiros 82, formerly of Winslow Street, Riverside, passed away on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at the Greenville Center & Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late Alfred “Freddie” Medeiros and the late Luis P. Coelho. Born in Santa Maria, Azores she was a daughter of the late Jose B. and Inez B. (Chaves) daPonte.  Mrs. Medeiros worked in the kitchen of the Rhode Island School of Design for many years before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Brendan’s Church. Mrs. Medeiros was an avid gardener and also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her friends and family. She leaves five children, Fernando C. Coelho of Clearwater, Fl. , Alfred A. Medeiros of Riverside, Zelia M. DeCost of Chepachet, Louis Coelho of Riverside and Mary N. Gunderson of Woodstock, CT, fifteen grandchildren,  nineteen great grandchildren and one sister, Maria P. Braga of Riverside. She was the sister of the late M. Joana Damaso, M. Virginia Carreiro, M. Conceicao daPonte, Luis daPonte, Jose V. daPonte, M. Inez Sousa, M. Natalia Figueiredo, M. Adelaide Melo and Joao daPonte. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Ave, Riverside. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown. Calling hours Monday 5-8.