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Maria Balbina Ferreira Evaristo Fortunato

April 18, 1921 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 96)

Maria Balbina Ferreira Evaristo Fortunato, 96, of Ludlow passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Redstone Nursing Home. Born in Lourinha, Portugal in April of 1921 she was the daughter of the late Anibal Marques Evaristo and Ermelinda DasMerces Ferreira. Balbina was predeceased by her husband Jose Fortunato in 1995, her son Jose F. Fortunato in 2013, and her brothers Francisco and Jose Evaristo. She leaves her two children, Decio F. Fortunato Leonardo and his wife Maria Selma of Ludlow and Ermelinda F. Fortunato; her eleven grandchildren, Sandy, Elizabeth (Liz), Sara, Anna, Elijah, Rebeca, Samuel, Decio, Nephi, Eve, and Yoseph; ten great-grandchildren; and her sister, Amalia E. Delgado of Portugal. A calling hour for Balbina will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 9-10am at Byron Keenan Funeral Home, 1858 Allen St, Springfield followed by an 11:30am service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 584 West St, Ludlow. Burial will take place in Island Pond Cemetery. For further information please visit

 Service Information

July 27, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Funeral Service
July 27, 2017

11:30 AM
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
584 West St
Ludlow, MA 01056

July 29, 2017

Time: TBD to TBD
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
584 West Street
Ludlow, MA 01056


Ludlow Cemetery/Island Pond
198 Sportsmen Road
Ludlow, MA


Time: TBD to TBD

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