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Obituary: Grace P. Camara

Grace P. (Arena) Camara, 91,of Norton, passed away Sept. 21, 2012.

Grace P. (Arena) Camara, 91, a lifelong resident of Norton, passed away surrounded by her family Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Norton.

She was the wife of the late Jordon C. Camara Sr. who passed away May 15, 1989 and to whom she was wed Oct. 25, 1946.

Born in Boston on Oct. 16, 1920, Mrs. Camara was daughter of the late Antonio and Sarah (Celona) Arena. She grew up in Norton and was educated in Norton public schools.

In addition to being a dedicated homemaker to her family, Mrs. Camara worked as a housekeeper at the House in the Pines in Norton and when younger was employed at the former Talbot’s Woolen Mill, at the Kilburn Glass Co. and at the former Mason Box Co. in Norton.

A lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Norton, Grace’s first priority was caring for her family. She loved being outdoors, especially maintaining the appearance of her yard, and walking.

Mrs. Camara leaves her daughter Sarah J. “Sally” Westbrooks of Taunton; her grandchildren Marc R. Westbrooks and his wife Colleen, Jordon C. Camara III, Erin R. Camara and Derek M. Camara; her sister-in-law Mary Camara and brother-in-law John Camara both of Norton; and her several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Jordon C. Camara Jr. and her brother Samuel J. Arena Sr.

Services were from the Norton Memorial Funeral Home. The interment was held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Taunton.

For additional information visit www.nortonmemorial.com.

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