Aurora R. Ferreira Was Receptionist for Hospital

Aurora R. Ferreira of New York avenue, Oak Bluffs died Thursday, July 24, at Windemere Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late James Ferreira.

She was the daughter of Manuel C. Rose Jr. and Josephine Monjeau. She was born in New Bedford on July 14, 1919 and just celebrated her 84th birthday.

Coming from New Bedford, she lived on Martha's Vineyard since 1943. She was a receptionist for the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

She was an active parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea of the Sacred Heart Church in Oak Bluffs.

She was a longtime member of the Portuguese American Club and the former secretary.

She enjoyed poker and her "Tuesday Nights."

She is survived by her son, James Ferreira of Vineyard Haven; her daughters, Jean Fontaine of Sandwich and Aurora Reardon of Winthrop, Me.; her sisters, Anita Combra of Oak Bluffs and Josephine White of Vineyard Haven; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs on Monday, July 28, 2003. Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Oak Bluffs. Donations may be made in her memory to the Holy Ghost Building Fund, Box 2203, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to a charity of your choice.