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Joana Mendes Varela

February 28, 1939 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Joana Varela Obituary

Joana Mendes Varela (84) of Boston, MA passed on January 18, 2024.

Joana M. Varela was born in Praia, Cabo Verde to the late Miguel Varela and Maria Semedo on February 28, 1939.

Joana leaves behind her loving, devoted husband Jose Lopes, children, Clarisse Varela Lopes, Maria DeJesus Lopes, Sergio Lopes, Ambroseo Varela Lopes, Teresa Varela Lopes, Domingas Lopes- Jacinto, and Zene Varela Lopes, thirty-five grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren, and a host of many more relatives and friends.

Joana M, Varela is preceded by her parents, and children, Alcides Lopes and Alice Varela Lopes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 5:00-8:00PM located at St. Peters Parish, 311 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02122. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January28, 2024 at St. Peters Parish, 311 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02122 beginning at 10:00AM. Following the Mass will be interment to New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan, MA.

The family will gather at the address of 22 Beechwood Street, Dorchester, MA 02121 following the burial. 

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January 26, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Peter Parish
311 Bowdoin St
Dorchester , MA 02122

Funeral Mass
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Peter Parish
311 Bowdoin St
Dorchester , MA 02122

January 27, 2024

11:30 AM
New Calvary Cemetery
800 Harvard Street
Mattapan, MA 02126


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