New Bedford – Regina (Pereira-Raposo) Camara, age 102, of New Bedford, MA passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Hathaway Manor with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joao Camara.
Regina was born in Sao Miguel, Azores to the late Joao Pereira-Raposo and Albertina (Pereira) Raposo. She had worked at Aerovox and Acushnet Company as a Machine Operator over the years.
She is survived by her daughter, Vidalia Aguiar of Vickie’s Hair Salon and her husband Vergilio Teixeira; her son, Leonel Camara and his wife Lydia Camara, all of North Dartmouth; grandchildren, Rosey Brizida and Lisa Clark and her husband Tyronne; great-grandchildren, Tristenn Clark, Tyler Brizida and Sheldon Clark all of North Dartmouth. She is also survived by her nieces, Zenaida Verran and her husband Mel of Wareham, Elvira Moitoso and her husband Joe of California, Albertina and Maria Elena Raposo all of California; her nephews, Herman Couto and his wife Sheila of New Bedford, Manuel Raposo Jr. of California and many other cherished great-nieces and great-nephews of New Bedford, Acushnet and California.
She was the sister and sister-in-law of the late Maria Couto and her late husband Jose and Ascencão Da Costa and her late husband Edmundo, Manuel Raposo and his late wife Elvira and João Raposo and his late wife Maria Jose and was the aunt of the late Edmund Da Costa, Betty Da Costa, Lionel Da Costa and Lorraine Da Costa.
Regina’s visiting hours and funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 4, 2022. Visiting hours will be held at Perry Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow in St John’s Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford MA.