Obituary: Alice Terra


ST. PETERSBUG, Fla. — Alice “Candida” Terra, 93, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Nurses Helping Hands, Pinellas Park, Fla. under the care of Suncoast Hospice. She was the wife of the late Laurentino J. Terra, Sr.

Mrs. Terra was a longtime resident of Naugatuck before she moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1983. Before her retirement she worked for T. F. Butterfield in Naugatuck. She belonged to the parish of St. Jude in St. Petersburg, Fla. and was the last survivor of the six founders of the Portuguese-American Suncoast Association in St. Petersburg, Fla. Alice also served several years on the Board of Directors of Tyrone Villas Condo Association. She also was a past president and a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Clube Uniao Portuguesa in Naugatuck, a member of the Senhoras do Rosario of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waterbury and a member of the American Legion Post 17 Ladies Auxiliary in Naugatuck.

Survivors include her daughter, Dolores M. Bouffard and her husband, Norman, of Seminole, Fla. and her son, Laurentino J. Terra, Jr. and his wife, Catherine, of Annapolis, Md.; six grandchildren, Julio P. Marques, Jr. and his wife, MaryEllen, of Naugatuck, Laurentino J. Terra III and his wife, Sandra, of Phoenix, Ariz., Tracy Terra and his wife, Tina, of Eldersburg, Md., Mary Alice Sullivan and her husband, Tom, of Naugatuck, Mark Terra and his wife, Judy, of McKinney, Texas, and Jeffrey Terra and his wife, Dena, of Millersville, Md.; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Palmira Maneca of Naugatuck, and four brothers, Artur Pedreira of Stratford, Joao Pedreira, Adriano Pedreira and Jose Pedreira of Portugal; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Antonio Pedreira.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10:15 a.m. from Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, for a mass at 11 a.m. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening, February 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interment will be at St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, CT 06770.