New Bedford– Risalva R. (de Souza) Vidal, age 82, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at home with her family at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor D. Vidal.
Risalva was born in Riecife, Brazil to the late Rosita (Ferreira) and Jose Rodrigues de Souza and worked as a school teacher there before coming to the United States. She also worked at Riverside Manufacturing as a stitcher for many years.
She is survived by her children, Irene M. Vidal, Luis A. Vidal and his companion Elizabeth Rei, Zuleika C. Vidal and her husband John M. Silveira and Victor J. Vidal; grandchildren and great grandchildren, her brother, Renato de Souza; as well as nieces and nephews.
Risalvas' visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening, June 5th from 5:00– 8:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. Her funeral will take place on Thursday morning, beginning here at 7:45 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church at 9:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: www.perryfuneral.com for condolences.