September 13, 1928 - May 20, 2019
Teresa Fraga, or as so many lovingly called her Avô, age 90, went home to the loving embrace of Jesus and Mary on Monday, May 20, 2019. Teresa was born on Sept 13, 1928 in New Bedford, MA. As a child, she and her family immigrated back to their home in Terceira in the Azores Islands of Portugal. This is where she grew up and met the love of her life, John Fraga. After getting married, Teresa and John immigrated back to America to start their family . They raised their 5 daughters in Artesia, CA where they were heavily involved with the Portuguese Catholic Church community. They then retired in Moses Lake, WA where they raised small animals and gardened together. Teresa will be remembered for her strong faith and devotion to Our Lady. She was always willing to pray for anyone who asked of her prayers. She enjoyed quilting and making blankets for her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she cherished. She was kind and giving. Every Easter, she enjoyed baking and delivering Portuguese sweetbread to friends and family. Teresa will be remembered for her warm hugs and kind smile. She was a friend to everyone she met. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Fraga, of 47 years, her parents and 3 brothers and sister. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends and family. She was a loving mother to her children Clara (Gus) Santos, Delores (Luis) Carvalho, Evelyn (Joe) Feliciano, Joann (John) Avila and Rosalie (Tony) Silva; and adoring grandmother to her 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Family and friends will gather at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for visitation. A rosary with funeral following immediately will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Teresa Fraga, or as so many lovingly called her Avô, age 90, went home to the loving embrace of Jesus and Mary on Monday, May 20, 2019. Teresa was born on Sept 13, 1928 in New Bedford, MA. As a child, she and her family immigrated back to their... View Obituary & Service Information
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