Vilma Machado

Vilma passed away suddenly at Miriam Hospital on January 26th, 2018 due to medical complications. Vilma left behind her husband Raymond Machado of 6 years. She also leaves behind three children; Kyle Michael (b. 1991), Gloryanne Marie  (b. 1997) and Tayla Renee Grant (b.2001).Vilma was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil on June 22nd, 1969. Both her parents died before Vilma was four. Facing poverty and unable to care for her, Vilma’s family sold her into domestic servitude to a family living in Massachusetts. This family proved to be degrading and abusive, and Vilma was eventually taken out of the families custody. She was later adopted by a family from Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1980. While Vilma’s childhood was filled with cruelty and deprivation, she did not let these circumstances define her. Vilma prouded herself on resourcefulness and willpower, and her life stands a testament to this. She graduated from Bishop Keough High School in 1987, and received her Associates Degree from Community College of Rhode Island despite being a single mother. She worked as a phlebotomist, elderly care provider, and most recently at Sam’s Club in Seekonk as a cake decorator. What Vilma will be most remembered for, however, is the love and compassion she shared for others. Those who met her were met with warmth and open arms. Her unconditional love was boundless, especially for her children. Despite the negativity that shrouded her at a young age, Vilma led a life of positivity and love.  A memorial will be held with Vilma’s family in private. Condolences can be sent to 18 Sunset Avenue, Riverside Rhode Island 02915. Vilma will truly be missed by all who knew her.


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