Claudia Almeida de Andrade, 46, of Marlborough
Marlborough – Claudia Almeida de Andrade, 46, of Marlborough, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle against cancer. She was the wife of Fernando Castro for the past 20 years.
She was born in Açucena, Minas Gerais, Brazil the daughter of Oscar de Almeida and Maria Andrade de Almeida of Ipatinga, MG, and was raised and educated in Minas Gerais, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Unopar University in Brazil.
Before moving to Massachusetts, Claudia owned and operated, “BreChopping,” a retail clothing store. She enjoyed reading, exercising and dining out. She will be remembered as outgoing, cheerful, honest, and hardworking.
Claudia loved being with her family and friends. She had a very kind heart and was constantly helping and giving to others in need.
Besides her husband, Claudia will be missed by her two sons, Renato A. Castro and Eduardo A. Castro, both of Marlborough; two brothers, Joaquim Almeida and Hudson Almeida, both of Ipatinga, MG; four sisters, Joanita Andrade of Ipatinga, MG, Arleuza Maia of Framingham, Marcia Andrade of Cel. Fabriciano, MG, and Patricia Vega of Marlborough; and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough, to assist the family with funeral expenses.
All are invited to sign Claudia's online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.
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