NORTH ATTLEBORO - Grace Resendes, 70, of East Washington Street passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Louis Resendes to whom she was married to for 26 years until his death in 1994.
Born on November 30, 1947 in St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Oliverio and Maria H. (Silvia) Tavares.
Grace grew up in the Azores and came to Somerville at the age of 17. She lived most of her life in Mansfield and moved to North Attleboro in 1998.
She was a self-employed hairdresser and worked out of her shop in her home.
Grace was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Church in North Attleboro. For many years, she was one of the organizers of the First Friday Eucharistic Adoration and the Rosary Society and was a longtime member of the St. Mary’s Parish Women’s Guild. Grace was the recipient of the 2007 Marion Medal. She attended daily morning Mass and also served as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Mary’s.
She volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister at Madonna Manor for 10 years and was a member of The Cenacles of the Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Apostolate of Fatima, Foxboro, MA.
Grace participated in pilgrimages to Fatima and to St. Anne’s de Beaupre in Canada and in Rome.
She loved spending time with her family and was a very loving and caring grandmother to her grandchildren.
Grace is Survived by her 2 children: Paul Resendes and his wife Kim of Denmark, ME; Diane Rowean and her husband Robert of Mansfield; her sister, Paula Santos and her husband Carlos of Wilmington; her grandchildren: Colby Rowean, Jenna Resendes, Kennedy Grace Rowean, and Joseph Resendes and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting for Grace will be held in the Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace’s name can be made St. Mary’s Church, Rosary Society, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or St. Vincent DePaul, St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park St., North Attleboro, MA 02760