Maria de Fatima Lima, of Raynham, passed away on May 22, 2020 at the age of 73 after losing her battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Otilia C. (Leite) from San Miguel, Azores, Portugal, and Joao L. Soares from Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal.
Fatima was born and raised in Terceira, Azores, Portugal before she and her family immigrated to Massachusetts when she was 21. When Fatima married her childhood sweetheart Duarte Nuno Lima the two moved to Toronto, Canada, where they raised their daughter Suzy T. (Lima) Langill. Eventually, they moved back to Massachusetts and resided in Bridgewater for many years until Duarte passed unexpectedly in 2012.
Fatima was loving, kind, loyal, and fiercely passionate about everyone in her family around the globe. She was compassionate, spirited, and a pillar of strength to all who knew her. She religiously and faithfully prayed to our Lady of Fatima who watched over her since birth. Fatima loved walking on the beach, smelling the ocean air, listening to chirping birds in her backyard, and enjoyed camping for many years.
Fatima was the devoted wife of the late Duarte Nuno Lima; mother of Suzy T. Langill and her partner Kerri LeMotte of North Attleboro; grandmother to both Michael R. Langill
of Raynham and Elijah H. LeMotte of North Attleboro. Fatima was the twin sister of Maria de Lurdes Lopes who resided with her in Raynham. She is survived by her other siblings: sister Zelia and Tony Mollica from Santa Monica, California; brother John and Marcy Soares from Peabody; sister Margaret and Joe Dias from Tewksbury; brother Peter and Fernanda Soares from NH; brother Richard Soares from Lowell; late brother Jessie Soares; late sister Maria (Soares) Ciulla; brother-in-law Carlos and Lois Kilberg from NH; brother-in-law Danny Kilberg in Toronto, Canada; Goddaughters Belinda Kilberg and Kayla (Soares) Balamotis; She is also survived by many generations of
nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances around the world.
Services will be held privately on Wednesday, May 27th at the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home with burial immediately to follow at St Thomas Aquinas Church Cemetery. She will be buried alongside the love of her life, Duarte Nuno Lima. However, those who wish to attend virtually via Zoom may email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In honor of her memory, we encourage you to donate to Dana Farber Cancer Institute to their Palliative Care Fund. Dana Farber in Weymouth has very lovingly cared and
treated Fatima in her fight with this disease.