Mary O. (Ornellas) Ferreira, 102

May 21, 2020

Mary O. (Ornellas) Ferreira, 102 of New Bedford died May 20 peacefully at St. Luke's Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Manuel B. Ferreira.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Souza) Ornellas, she lived in New Bedford all of her life.

Mrs. Ferreira was formerly employed as a stitcher at Eastern Sportswear for many years until her retirement.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Ferreira and his wife Margaret of Mattapoisett; two brothers, Antone Ornellas of Idaho and Joseph Ornellas of Acushnet; a sister, Celia Bennett of California; four grandchildren, Mark Ferreira of Winthrop, Jane Connolly of East Sandwich, Kristen Ferreira of Mattapoisett, Matthew Ferreira of Henrico, Virginia; seven great-grandchildren, Benjamin Ferreira, Beau Ferreira and Brooke Ferreira, all of Henrico, Virginia, Meghan Seguin of Mattapoisett, Patrick Connolly, Sean Connolly and Jack Connolly, all of East Sandwich.

She was the sister of the late Manuel Ornellas, Jr., John Ornellas and Norma Martin.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her services and burial will be private for immediate family. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For an online guestbook visit