Elsie M. Furtado

Elsie M. Furtado, 87, formerly of Seekonk, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Country Gardens, Swansea.  She was the wife of John Furtado, Jr.  Born in Seekonk, she was a daughter of the late Stephen J. and Carrie (Silva) Duell.  Mrs. Furtado was a staffing assistant at Rhode Island Hospital before she retired. She was an auxiliary member of American Legion, Post 311 and was involved with Meals on Wheels in Seekonk.  Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Susan Palmieri and her husband Stephen of North Providence, one son, Jeffrey Furtado and his wife Catherine of Pennsylvania, three grandchildren, Stephen Palmieri, Jr., Eric Palmieri  and Jeffrey Furtado, one sister, Anna McAuliffe and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Stephen Duell, Jr., Thomas Duell, Catherine Travers and Madeline Henery.  Her funeral and visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be in Seekonk Cemetery.  Contributions to the Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated.