Zulmira Couto

Zulmira Couto, 93, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Born in Brava, Cape Verde Islands she was a daughter of the late Joao Henrique Oliveira and Maria Eugenia Couto.  Zulmira worked for the Speidel Textron Company before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Martha’s Church.  She leaves two daughters, Dianela Pereira of East Providence and Maria C. Barros and her husband John of Rehoboth, four grandchildren, Cathlene, Eric, Nicholas and Kevin, two sisters, Helena Fernandes Costa and Edith Tavares both of New Bedford and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.  She was the sister of the late Venicio Oliveira, Vicente Jose Fortes and Otilia Oliveira.Her funeral will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 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. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-8.