Eugenia Anne Gomes was born August 15, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts to the Late Gladys (Foskey) and Raul Gomes. Eugenia was the youngest of the three girls, lovingly known as the
“Gomes Sisters”. Eugenia was educated at the Lafayette and the Hyde schools, graduating from the High School of Practical Arts which was located on Greenville Street in Roxbury in 1942. She went to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard before relocating to New York where she worked some 20 plus years at Finest (First National Stores) Supermarkets and retired at the age of 63. In 2014 she returned back to Boston to be near her family and friends.
Eugenia had a flair for fashion and was an avid seamstress. She loved to hunt for the newest fabrics and created her own outfits. She would get together with our aunt Annie almost every Thursday and go to St. Botolph Street food co-op to help distribute food for the Seniors. She was also a part of the Senior Program at St. Joseph’s Community Inc., where she participated in many events and she looked forward to playing Bingo there with her friends. Every year she enjoyed the Mayor’s First Night Celebration for Seniors at the World Trade Center. Eugenia also enjoyed going to many special programs at People’s Baptist Church with Pat and John.
She was a devout and faithful Catholic.
Preceding her in death are her sons John and Frank C. Gomes; her sisters Thelma Marguerite Thacker and Clarissa Marie Elliott and grandson Scott M. Gomes. She leaves to celebrate her life Raulene Rose, Thelma and Clyde Flint (CA), Eugenia Washington, Denise DePina Reed, David Thacker, Darlene Smart, Donna Thacker, grandson Tyri Williams and great grandson Scott M. Gomes II; Patricia and John O’Neil.
Eugenia was blessed with a host of many relatives, grand and great nieces, nephews and great-great grandchildren Anari and Sky, and many other family and friends.
She will be dearly missed by all.
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