Peabody — Alexandrina Veiga, 89, of Peabody, passed away on Saturday evening, at the Peabody Glen Healthcare Center, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Serafin Veiga.
Alexandrina was born in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, on January 9, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Antonio Ataide and Maria Gloria Ataide. She was raised in Portugal until immigrating to Peabody in 1970. For many years, she worked at Sirois Leather in Peabody, and then worked at Bleyer Industries in Wakefield as an assembler, until her retirement in 1990.
Mrs. Veiga was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Peabody. She enjoyed baking Portuguese desserts for family and friends. Spending time with her family was the most important aspect of her life. She was loved by everyone who knew her, and will be truly missed.
She is survived by her four children, Manuel Heliodoro Veiga and wife, Elisa, of Wakefield, Maria Salvona and husband, Paul, of Peabody, Manuel Gregorio Veiga and wife, Antonina, of Lowell, and Maria Amelia Santos and husband, Gabriel, of Tewksbury; her six grandchildren, Elizabeth Mendonca and husband, Steve, Kevin Veiga, Emily Veiga, Danny Santos and wife, Melissa, Jason Santos and Alisha Veiga; her two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Avery Santos; her sister, Maria Lourdes Bettencourt of Peabody. She was predeceased by her six siblings, Laurinda Ataide, Manuel Ataide, Mariana Silva, Jeronima Ortins, Maria da Gloria Silva, and Alavarina Silva.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, at 8 a.m., at the Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody, at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org. Visit her guest book at ccbfuneral.com.