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Fatima Goncalves

Fatima Maria Goncalves

Friday, March 5th, 1976 - Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Fatima Maria Goncalves
1976 - 2020

Naugatuck, CT Fatima Maria Goncalves, 44, died peacefully on November 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Fatima was born on March 5, 1976 in Derby, CT a daughter of Antonio F. and Teresa (Da Conceicao Machado) Goncalves and lived in Naugatuck and also in Oxford. Fatima attended Ripton School in Shelton, CT, Varca in Derby, CT and St. Vincent’s special needs in Stratford, CT. She was a participant in the Special Olympics of Connecticut for many years. Fatima had a smile that would light up any room, her beautiful spirit, her love for the Lord, for life, her patience, her kindness, the love for her family, empathy for strangers and the ability to touch all she met was Fatima. She smiled in the most painful moments of her life, her strength was unmeasurable, and her love was endless. She will be greatly missed by so many and will leave a lasting void in her family, we find strength in knowing she will no longer be in pain but in heaven with her Heavenly Father & her loving family who passed before her .

In addition to her parents, Fatima is survived by her sister, Maria Goncalves; her sister and brother in law, Paula and Jose Alves; her uncle and aunt, Abilio and Fernanda Goncalves, her cousins,Teresa and Paul Goncalves; her nieces and nephews, Joe Alves, Antonio H. Martins, Anna Isabella Martins, Enio H. Martins, Jr., Christal Alves and also many family members in Portugal.

The family would like to thank Christine Patterson, who was like a sister to Fatima; the entire staff at All Pointe Home Care in Cheshire; caregivers, Karen Anderson, Carla Leitao, Loveonne Laroche, Sydonie Jackson and Charishma Smith; and her DDS social workers, Virginia Mc Dermott and Sandra Retkowski, who went above and beyond to help Fatima have a wonderful quality of life; Dr. Carlos Schweitzer and the staff at Griffin Hospital for their many years of care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin Street, Waterbury. Everyone attending is asked to please meet directly at church. Entombment will follow in Mt. St. Peters Mausoleum, Derby. Calling hours are Sunday from 2-4pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Facial coverings and social distancing are required at all services.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 10:00am
    Our Lady of Fatima Church
    2071 Baldwin Street
    Waterbury, CT 06706
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    Rev. Francisco Eurico
  • Interment

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 |
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020
    Mount St. Peter Cemetery
    219 New Haven Avenue
    Derby, Connecticut 06418
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Nancy Cavaliere-Fisher

Posted at 05:09pm
I am so sorry to hear of Fatima's passing. She was a wonderful girl and her smile did light up any room. I had the privilege of working with her many years ago at Ripton School and then spoke with her many times years later when she attended St. Vincent's. She will be fondly remembered. Nancy Cavaliere

Gina McDermott

Posted at 06:50pm
My thoughts are with Fatima's family at this time. I pray that they find joy in their memories of the person that Fatima was, but also that they know that her smile and her uplifting personality were hers because she felt the total devotion of her loving family every day of her life. They provided Fatima with every opportunity to strive for independence to her greatest ability and they made her aware of how well-respected she was among them.

Carmina & Carl Palarino

Posted at 08:52am
Fatima's strength lives on in a tree that will be planted in her memory. It's branches will grow strong and reach to heaven, just as Fatima's did.
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Maria Vinhais

Posted at 12:26pm
Os nossos pêsames sentimentos para toda a familia .A Fatima foi um anjo neste mundo ,e continua a ser um anjo no céu junta ao Senhor nosso Deus . Que Deus vos console sempre com seu amor nestas horas difíceis .

Raquel Sofia

Posted at 10:04am
Quando há amor, a morte não consegue separar totalmente duas pessoas e quem parte continua vivendo na memória de quem fica. Prima vais deixar muitas saudades, mas irei guardar as boas memórias que tenho tuas. (Raquel Gonçalves - Portugal)

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