Obituary of Eulalia Martins Dias Goncalves
Eulalia Martins Dias Goncalves, age 77, of Shelton, beloved wife of the late Jose Goncalves, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 06, 2020. Born on November 22, 1942 in Covas do Barroso, Boticas, Portugal; she was the daughter of the late Jose Dias Arribada and Gloria Martins Dias. Eulalia was a lifelong seamstress. In 1992 she came to the United States and was an employee of Lee's Curtains Company. After her retirement, she returned to Portugal to care for her parents and returned to the U.S. in 2013.
She was very proud of her Portuguese heritage and loved to listen to Portuguese music, dance, sing and enjoyed sharing stories with her family of Portugal. She truly loved when the family was together; creating memories, sharing laughter and enjoying each other. Family was very important to Eulalia and her smile could light up a room when her grandchildren were around. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her loving children: Mario Goncalves and his wife Isabel of Easton, Paula Carreira and her husband Paulo and Lucilia Leandres and her husband Michael of Shelton. Seven cherished grandchildren: Alex, Catarina and Sofia Goncalves; Miguel, his wife Ashley and Joana Carreira; David and Lia Leandres. Two brothers: Manuel Dias Arribada of France, Joao Dias Arribada of Brazil, as well as several nieces and nephews.
All funeral services will take place in Portugal and burial in Covas do Barroso Cemetery, Portugal.