Palmira A. Dias, 74, passed away on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the Waterview Villa Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Jose Francisco Dias. Born in Alvados, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joao Cordeiro Mateus and Isabel Aniceta. Mrs. Dias worked in the housekeeping department at Rhode Island Hospital, before retiring. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. She leaves one brother, Manuel C. Aniceto of East Providence, one sister, Docelina Aniceto Mateus of Portugal. She also leaves one nephew, Manuel P. Aniceto of East Providence and three nieces, Adelia Mateus Pinto, Lina Mateus Pinto, and Bela Mateus Pinto.Her funeral will be held on Monday 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 the Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse St., Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 5-7.