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Louise C. (Carneiro) Helfand, 67,

            Louise C. (Carneiro) Helfand, 67, of Milford passed away, Friday, March 7, 2014 in the Genesis Healthcare Center in Milford. She was born in Donoes, Montalegre, Portugal daughter of Angelina (Miranda) Carneiro of Milford and the late Manuel Carneiro and immigrated to America and moved to Milford when she was 16 years old. 
     Mrs. Helfand retired in 2012 from the Milford schools where she was employed as a cafeteria worker. She was a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, a member of the Milford Community Chorus, volunteered at the Unitarian Church helping with suppers. In her younger years she was an avid bowler.     
       She is survived by her children, David Barroso and his wife Sherry of FL, Scott Miller and his wife Adele of Milford, Tracy Acito and her husband William of Holden, four brothers Heitor Carneiro, Manuel Carneiro, Jose Carneiro, Ilidio Carneiro all of Milford, four sisters, Cesaltina Quinterio of France, Maria Valenca of Milford, Lucia Cerqueira of Portugal, Helena Hollett of Whitinsville, six grandchildren, Steven Evora of FL, Sofia Acito and Elysia Acito both of Holden, Audrey Miller, Ayden Miller and Scarlett Miller all of Milford, many nieces and nephews in Milford, Portugal and France.         The funeral will be held at Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. in the St. Mary’s of Assumption Church on Winter St. in Milford. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery on Cedar St. Milford MA.         
      Friends and family may visit Sunday from 6 to 8 P.M.  

Guest Book

To The Carneiro Family, It was with great sadness that I learned about Louise's passing. She was a special person and a dear friend. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and I hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.
Debbie Augustini

We'll keep you in our hearts forever dear Luisa! Rest in peace!
Zana, Armin and Mina

My Heart is going for Helena and Mark... May God keep and cradle you and your loved ones in the palms of his hands .... Love you Guys So much xoxoxoxo
Traceyanne and Jerry Stanton-Philbrick

My heart goes out to Tracy and her family in this difficult time. Always remember that you are surrounded in love, both from here and beyond.
Sally McAllister

Manny, Joe and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie Parsons

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with Luisa's family. She will definitely be missed by all those who love her. (From Barbara Carneiro's parents)
Raymond & Colleen Blasingame

Helena & family, I'm so sad to hear of Luisa's passing. I didn't know your beloved sister but we've prayed for her often at Bethany Community Church since we first heard of her battle. May the Lord comfort and give you strength for the coming days.
Rosie Keating

Love everyone. We will miss aunt Luisa. Sorry I'm not there right now to be with the family and laugh and cry together
Manuel and Barbara Carneiro

Louise was a lady of dedication and was always ready to help anyone who needed help. Her joy in her family, her singing, and her wonderful cooking will be missed by all who knew her. My heart goes out to her family and hope theri memories will help them through the days to come.
Carol Fiedler

Rest in Peace now and forever Tia Luisa!! I will never forget the fond memories of the record player singing sweet melodies of your favorite, Tom Jones!! Tracy and I singing and dancing away!! You were brave, strong, and the foundation of us Carneiro's stepping foot in this land! Amor...
Anamaria Carneiro

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