Hudson – Ermelinda B. (Velho) Chaves, 77, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Marlborough Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Jose Chaves, who died in 1982.
Ermelinda was born and raised in Santa Maria, the Azores of Portugal, daughter of the late Jose and Virginia (Batista) Velho. She had been a longtime resident of Hudson since moving there from Santa Maria in 1973.
She was employed by Hudson Lock Co. for many years, until retiring in 2001. She was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson, and enjoyed crocheting in her spare time.
She is survived by her son, Jose V. Chaves and his wife Maria of Hudson; her brother, Artur Batista Velho of Somerville; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jose Batista Velho.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 20, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Wednesday, June 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.