Valdeci Lira, 76, of Marlborough


Valdeci LiraMarlborough – Valdeci (Pereira) Lira, 76, of Marlborough, died Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Marlborough Hospital.

She was born and raised in Itagibá, Bahia, Brazil, the daughter of the late Jose and Ana Maria Pereira. She completed her schooling for education at IERP in Jequié, Bahia, Brazil.

She was devoted to her family and adored all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was especially fond of her well-fed pomeranian, Symba! She enjoyed cooking and baking – especially her cheesecake and corn cake. Every cake never spent too long at her house, as she always gave them to a special recipient every time.

She will be remembered for her generosity and empathy towards others. She was the most-giving soul, always buying gifts for her grandchildren. She was notorious for filling everyone’s drawers with new socks and pajamas as the seasons changed and always called her daughter and granddaughters at least five times a day to say hello.

She was a woman of few words, but her ability to love so well had a tremendous impact on all of those around her. Her faith was an integral part of her daily life, and she always prayed for those closest to her and shared a word of hope with those who needed it. She was a loving mother, an unbelievable grandmother, the sweetest great-grandmother, and a loyal friend. Her legacy will always live forever in the hearts of those dearest to her.

She leaves a daughter Mirana L. Santos and her husband Marconi of Marlborough; two sons, Givanildo Lira and his wife Adriana of Leominster and Rogerio Lira and his wife Flavia of Alagoas, Brazil; three brothers, Jasson, Antonio and Jose Pereira all of Bahia, Brazil; two sisters, Carlinda Almeida of Bahia, Brazil and Celina Pereira of Brasília, Brazil; six grandchildren, Marianna Da Silva and her husband Gleidson of Southborough, Mirella Coelho and her husband Demilton of Marlborough and Marcella Aguiar and her husband Ronie also of Marlborough; Raphael Lira of Leominster, and Rogerio Jr and Edgar Neto Lira both of Alagoas, Brazil; seven great-grandchildren, Levi of Southborough, Rachel and Rebecca of Marlborough, Luís, José Guilherme, Gabriel, and Bryan of Alagoas, Brazil.

Calling hours were will be held Sunday, November 5 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough. A celebration of life service was held at 7:00-8:00 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home. A graveside service was held Monday, November 6 at 11:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.

Flowers may be sent in Valdeci’s name.

All are invited to sign her online guestbook at

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