Lillian Mendonca, 82 of Newman Avenue, Rumford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Charleton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She was the wife of the late Jose R. Mendonca, Jr. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Powers) Jennings. Mrs. Mendonca was a secretary at the Myron Francis School in Rumford before she retired. Previously she was a teachers aid for the Fall River Public School System, a receptionist for the East Bay Head Start in Riverside and a manager for Lady Grace Apparel in Fall River. She was a member of the Rumford Towers Tenants Association, a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church in Rumford and a former communicant of St. Peter & Paul Church in Fall River. She leaves one daughter, Cynthia M. Mendonca of Fall River, three sons, Marc S. Mendonca of Indiana, Joseph A. Mendonca of Taunton and Barry J. Mendonca of Fall River, four grandchildren, Kerri A. Raymond, Amy Mendonca, Katie L. Raymond and Marisa A. Mendonca, two great grandchildren, Brianna K. Roy and Jeremy T. Whipp and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Wayne J. Mendonca and sister of the late John Jennings, Mary Rose Scoullar and Margaret Procopio. 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. Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Calling hours Monday 4-7.