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Vasconcelos, Lidia Maria (Chaves), of Saugus, January 29, 2021 at age 53, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Devoted wife of Paul Vasconcelos.  Loving mother of Kyle and Kayla Vasconcelos.  Adored sister of Joe Chaves and his wife Lurdes, Maria Rebelo and her husband Jose, Adelina Medeiros and her late husband Filomeno, Fatima Mota and her husband John, Tony Chaves and his wife Nancy, Manny Chaves and his wife Jen, Elizabeth Cargill and her husband Chris.  Beloved sister-in-law William Vasconcelos and his wife Maria, Arthur Vasconcelos and his late wife Connie, Peter Vasconcelos and his significant other Carolyn Mahoney.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

Lidia was employed for over 20 Years at M.I.T. and was an Area Supervisor in the Division of Comparative Medicine.

Visiting hours at the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., in Cambridge on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Due to Covid-19 and Massachusetts Tracing Guidelines, the funeral home is limited to 20 people inside the funeral home.  A mask must be worn, over both the nose and mouth, at all times, and social distancing guidelines must be observed.  

The funeral home and the family are asking those who plan to attend to please come in, pay your condolences and then exit to make it possible for others to do the same.  

Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, in Cambridge on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 am. 

Everyone attending church must be registered.  You may register at the funeral home on Friday during the visitation.    

If you are not attending the visitation, but wish to go to the funeral mass, please email the names and phone numbers of those people attending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to 6:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021.   

Due to Covid-19, Massachusetts Tracing Guidelines and the Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Boston, seating is limited to 95 people in the church.     Social distancing must be observed, and a mask must be worn at all times.    No one is permitted to enter the church until the funeral home personnel arrive.

Internment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.


# Denice Greski 2021-02-02 01:36
Liz and family our prayers are with you and family.She was a wonderful person,child of god,he has her back home again.No more worries or pains.She will be missed but we can cherish all those memories with her.Orayers and ❤️☦️ Greski family
# Peimin Qi 2021-02-02 15:05
Dear Lidia: You will be missed of your smiling face. Stay pace in Haven, there's nor more worries and pains.
# Ale 2021-02-02 17:11
I am really sorry for your loss. Lidia is already terribly missed. Thinking of you all ❤️
# Maria C 2021-02-02 17:32
I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was always smiling & friendly and will be missed.

Love Maria from the caf
# Richard Wyatt 2021-02-02 20:32
Our prayers go out to you and your family during these difficult times . In God's hands.

Wyatt Family and Employees
# Terezinha Sabando 2021-02-03 13:55
I'm so sad for the passing of you Lidia.May you be at Peace with your mom dad and sister.To the Chaves and Vasconsalves family I feel your sadness.
# Pam Slot 2021-02-04 15:14
To Paul and family,
I worked with Lidia from the time she started at MIT. She was such a wonderful, warm and loving lady.
I feel very blessed to have known her and her kind, generous spirit.
You will be greatly missed!!!!
# warren ball 2021-02-05 14:59
to the VASCONCELOS Family, It truly saddens me to hear the news about Lidia, I have know her since she first started at MIT. She was always the nicest person. I always enjoyed talking with her about my family and how my daughter was growing up and then having the twins making me a GRODA. It was a NEBAALAS thing that I was a Yoda then a Grampa yoda. I have written up a memorial for a few friends that were lost this year for NEBAALAS and she is a big part of it. She truly was a beautiful woman deep down in her heart to all around her.
# Andrea Vargas 2021-02-05 20:28
Lidia you were a wonderful friend. Working with you was a real pleasure, I was very fortunate of meeting you and spend so many years together. Thank you for all the wonderful years, for your smile and for always being there for everyone. We will miss you terribly... until we see each other again my beautiful friend ❤️
# Ruthie Flannery 2021-02-06 00:34
So heartbroken over the loss of “our Lidia”. She will truly be missed. She helped so many people , always gave her heart and soul to whoever she met.
So much sadness in the building where I worked with her for so many years . Her smile and energy lit up the hallways, we can’t express how broken we all feel.
# Yvette 2021-02-06 02:51
Lidia's family, you have my condolences and prayers for solace. I knew Lidia from MIT. I was saddened by the news of her passing. I will remember her smile and her calm demeanor. May God bless you at this time.
# Laurie MacNeillL 2021-02-06 19:56
i am so sorry for your family's loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you
# Marlene Lewis 2021-02-08 20:57
So sorry for your loss, she was a lovely lady. She will be greatly missed at MIT.

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