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Obituary for Violet DeFeitas (Violet Pacheco)

Violet  DeFeitas (Violet Pacheco)
Violet M DeFreitas of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully at Harbor Chase Assisted Living
at the age of 92 on December 9, 2018. Violet was born in Providence Rhode Island to Amos and Leopoldina Pacheco on September 25, 1926. The family immigrated to her father’s birthplace in St Michael, Portugal at the age of three where she grew up and married Gil DeFreitas. Soon after they were married, they immigrated to Harrison NY where she enjoyed raising her children and enjoyed many generations of families and friends and was a devout member of St. Gregory the Great church in Harrison N.Y. working in the rectory for many years.
In 2002 she moved to Jacksonville FL. To enjoy her later years near family and became a member of the Blessed Trinity church as well as spending countless hours at the Beaches Senior Center with friends, crafting and helping serve others in the kitchen .
She was predeceased by her husband Gil DeFreitas and son Frank DeFreitas. She is survived by her sons John, Gilbert and Robert DeFreitas and daughter Maria Bernadette Winningham along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
A Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great church in Harrison N.Y. on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 10AM. Directly after the St Gregory Mass, she will be interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Portchester NY beside her husband. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Viloet Defreitas name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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