November 14, 2018

Christine Phyllis (Dutra) Vinhateiro

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Christine Phyllis (Dutra) Vinhateiro, 93, of Seekonk, MA, died on October 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Vinhateiro.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Christine (Evangelist) Dutra and was the sister of the late George F. Dutra.

After graduation from Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1946, she began a nursing career that spanned 57 years, 47 of those at the Miriam Hospital, where her selfless, gentle care aided in the healing of countless patients. In addition to her patients, she enjoyed tending to her roses and her beautifully landscaped yard (where the grass was always green).

She will be greatly missed by sons Ronald G. Vinhateiro and daughter-in-law Karen of Jamestown, Kenneth R. Vinhateiro and daughter-in-law Susan of North Providence, granddaughters Leigh Oliver, Jessica Kocon, Bethany Freitas, and Amy Gingras, and six cherished great grandchildren Jaxson, Theodore, Willow, Addison, Henry, and Miles.

Her funeral will begin Monday, Nov. 5, at 9am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Taunton Ave., Seekonk. Burial will follow at the RI Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon, 2pm until 5pm.

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