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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Brenda M. (Frates) Lema

1940 - 2021

East Taunton

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Brenda M. Lema (Frates) 81, of East Taunton, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Taunton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Cecile A. (Gaouette) Frates.

She worked as a school receptionist at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical High School for over thirty years before retirement.

Brenda was an avid reader, especially mystery thrillers and romance genres. She went for a walk daily, enjoyed her visits to the casinos with her siblings, and most of all enjoyed and cherished the time she spent with her family.

Mrs. Lema leaves her three children, Michael F. Lema, and his wife, Melinda, of East Taunton, Marcia Lema, of Swansea, and Dana Robino, and her husband, Brian, of Auburndale, FL; two sisters, Patricia O’ Brien and Jacqueline Oliveira, both of East Taunton; ten grandchildren, Jay Lema, Cassandra Furtado, Christopher Lema, Joshua Lema, Tyler Kozma, Sarah O’Leary, Kaitlyn Veith, Karisa Robino, Madison Lema, and Trevor Robino; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and was the former spouse of Frank Lema, Jr, of Davenport, FL. Brenda was the mother of the late Douglas Lema and sister of the late Robert Frates, Lorraine Newhall and Joseph Frates.

According to her family’s wishes, all funeral services and interment in Saint Joseph Cemetery will be privately held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street , Suite 250,Framingham, MA 01701 or a memorial tree can be planted in her memory (through our website) any of these options would be deeply appreciated.

Arrangements are with the Silva Funeral Home of Taunton                            

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Sarah

March 22, 2021 5:11 PM

My deepest condolences to the family of  brenda lema.  I was a student at BP in the 90s and as part of my shop had to interact with her on an almost daily basis and she was always pleasant and with a smile.  She will be missed 

Lovingly Remembered. Your niece Robin, Kris and Lea

March 22, 2021 2:16 PM

Dear Aunt Brenda
You are such a very special person and you will be terribly missed by all. May you rest in the sweetest peace. God Bless You❤️
Lovingly Remembered. Your niece Robin, Kris and Lea

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diane falanga (friend and former co-worker of Jackie and Patty

March 22, 2021 12:33 PM

Loving family, lovely lady, so sorry for your loss...May this tree be planted in her memory and grow in love, and special memories of Brenda.
diane falanga (friend and former co-worker of Jackie and Patty

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Joe Prioli

March 21, 2021 8:22 PM

Enter the kingdom of God in Peace, Brenda, you were and will remain Avery special friend.  God Bless You!

Linda (Travers) Henault

March 20, 2021 7:57 AM

Marcia & family..... so saddened to hear that your Mom has passed!! Many times we ran into one another while my daughter attended B-P! Will miss her! She was such a warm, kind & beautiful person! Prayers to help you heal during this difficult & painful time my old friend Marcia.

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