Maria Helena (Oliveira) Aguiar

February 13, 1935 ~ July 13, 2021 (age 86)


Maria Helena R. (Oliveira) Aguiar, 86, of Fall River, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

She was the wife of the late Joao Aguiar.

Born in Santo Antonio, Alem Capelas, Sao Miguel, Acores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Helena C. (Reis) Oliveira.

She enjoyed bible study at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her hobbies included reading, eating sweets and tending to her flower garden.

Maria leaves two daughters, Clotilde Pavao (husband Henry) of Fall River and Alda Harris (husband Andrew) of Chino Hills, CA; four siblings, Henrique Oliveira of Dighton, Antonio Oliviera and Filomena Chaves, both of Tiverton and Alda Rocha of Swansea;

 6 grandchildren, Tanya Pavao (fiancé

Ramon Coleman), Jessica Carreiro, Amanda Pacheco (husband Andrew), Joshua Harris ( wife Endless ), Jordan Harris (fiancée Sarah Connell) and Andrea Harris; three great-grandchildren, Aiden Coleman, Kenzie Carreiro and Amyiah Coleman.

She was the sister of the late Jose Oliveira, Maria Luisa Oliveira and Manuel Oliveira. 

   A visitation will be held Friday, July 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 So. Main St., Fall River. Her funeral service will be Saturday, July 17 at the funeral home, at 10:00 A.M. (family will greet guests at 9:00 AM.

Burial to follow at Notre Dame Cemetery.

Please omit flowers and consider a donation to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Fall River Congregation, 100 No. Eastern Ave. Fall River, MA 02723.  Online condolences at

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July 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Funeral Service
July 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721


Notre Dame Cemetery
1540 Stafford Rd
Fall River, MA 02721

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