|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2008|
Phillippa E. (Moreino) Almeida, 86, of 309 Spring Street, Newport, RI, formerly of 27 Chapel St., died at St. Clare Home, Newport, RI.
Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Simplicio Lopes and Joanna (Brito) Moreino.
Born and raised in Newport on Kingston Avenue, as a young woman she did some domestic work. She took a position as Deputy Director of New Visions. Mrs. Almeida earned a degree from Rutgers University and worked as an alcohol counselor and moved on professionally to Edgehill Newport. She was very active in Newport as a community advocate, a member of the N.H.A. Residents Council, a founding member of the Church Community Housing Corporation, she also helped with the Fair Welfare and several legal support services in the community. She longed to see more of the country and explore the American South, so she moved to Washington DC for several years, and later to Baltimore. But soon she missed her beloved Newport and returned. Mrs. Almeida at the age of 70 became a Certified CNA, helping the elderly as a senior companion. She had a flair for dressing up; was an excellent seamstress, she could knit and crochet and probably made hundreds of caps and booties for the newborns at the Newport Hospital. She also enjoyed gardening and and a good game of cards. She was a caring person, and was the first to help her family and friends when someone was ill.
She is survived by her daughter Marjorie Williams and her husband Douglas of Boston, MA, her sisters Josephine Silva of Jamaica, NY and Eugenia Williams of Newport, RI, her granddaughter Yvonne Mendes of New Bedford, MA, two great grandsons, one great granddaughter. She is also survived by her god-daughter Joanna Sommerville of Newport, RI, her devoted niece Alicia Williams of Newport and a host of loving other nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Raymond Anthony Almeida, sister of the late Joseph P. Moreino, Gregory Moreino, Timothy Moreino and Mary Grace Golden.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Joseph's Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport.
Saint Columba Catholic Cemetery
Rhode Island, USA
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Record added: Jul 13, 2008
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Added: Jul. 13, 2008