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Nancy A. Gomes, 84, of Andover, MA, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on May 3, 2018 at High Pointe Hospice House, Haverhill following a short illness. The last surviving child of Constance Gibbons (Pina) and Joaquim Gibbons both of Fairhaven, MA, Nancy was predeceased by her three sisters, Aileen Gibbons, Thelma Silvia and Ethel Pires as well as her three brothers, John, Edward and James Gibbons.
Prior to their divorce, Nancy and Frank Gomes (deceased) raised four sons; Frank Jr. of Andover, Ronald and wife Maria of Washington, DC, Paul of Lawrence, and Alfred (deceased) of Chicago. She also leaves behind several devoted nieces and nephews, two special sisters-in-law, Mary “Ment” Gomes of New Bedford and Angelina “Angie” Monteiro of West Dartmouth, MA and one grandson, Alexander Gomes of Washington, DC.
Born July 13, 1933, Nancy was raised in Fairhaven, MA and attended Fairhaven High School before relocating to the Lawrence area following her marriage in New Bedford, MA. After raising her family, she was employed by the Gillette Company in Andover and most recently by Holy Family Hospital in Methuen before retiring in 2001. From her co-workers at Gillette to the patients at Holy Family and most recently to the entire hospice staff at High Pointe House, Nancy’s wit, charm and self-proclaimed "gift of gab” meant she never met a stranger. Nancy left behind a trail of friendships and hilarious stories wherever she went.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend her visitation Friday morning, May 11, 2018 from 9 am to 10:30 am at Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 11:00 am in St. Patrick Church, 118 South Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01843. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to High Pointe Hospice House, http://www.homehealthfoundation.org/about-high-pointe-house/.
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