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Teresa C. (Paiva) Gaspar

May 20, 1939 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Teresa Gaspar Obituary

Teresa C. (Paiva) Gaspar, 84, of Tiverton, passed into eternal life Monday, October 23, 2023.

She was the wife of Antone J. Gaspar. They shared 63 years of marriage.

Teresa was born in Furnas, St. Michael, Azores and was the daughter of the late Jose Mauricio De Paiva and Maria da Conceição (Tavares) Paiva.  She came to the United States when she was 18 years old.  She was employed by Louis Hand for 30 years as a seamstress.  

Teresa will be remembered as a loving, caring, selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. She helped raise her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking for her family and friends.

Besides her husband, Teresa leaves three children, Theresa Magellan (husband James), JoAnne Chace Brown (husband Steven) and Rev. Deacon David Gaspar (wife Alison); ten grandchildren, Jessica Teixeira, Nessa Mage, Brett Magellan, Joshua Chace, Jocelyn Chace, Tyler Gaspar, Ava Gaspar, Grace Gaspar,  Sara Brown and Courtney Womack; seven great-grandchildren, four siblings, Maria Salsinha (late husband Antonio), Constance Smith (husband Everett), Joseph Gaspar (wife Lucy) and Antonio Paiva (wife Mary); numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Auclair Funeral Home, 690 South Main St. Fall River.  

Her funeral will be held Monday, October 30, at 9:00 AM from the funeral home, with a Funeral Mass at Santo Christo Church, Columbia Street, at 10:00 AM. Burial, Pocasset Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at STJude.org.


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October 29, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home and Cremation Service
690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Funeral Mass
October 30, 2023

10:00 AM
Santo Christo Church
220 Columbia St.
Fall River, MA 02721


Pocasset Hill Cemetery
Main Road
Tiverton, Ri 02878


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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