In loving memory of

Eileen E. Ferreira
February 12, 1929 - June 17, 2022

Eileen E. (Harrison) Ferreira, 93, of Portsmouth, passed away at home peacefully surrounded by family and friends on June 17, 2022. She was the wife of the late August Francis Ferreira. They were married for 60 years, residing in the home they built in 1950. She lived a beautiful life there for 72 years. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Theophile Noel and Elizabeth (Malloy) Harrison.

Eileen was the first licensed female barber on Aquidneck Island and she worked alongside her husband Gus at the Village Barbershop in Portsmouth for 15 years. They operated the business for 32 years in the heart of Portsmouth. Eileen was a volunteer for Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice for 25 years and a long-time member and treasurer of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul chapter located at St Anthony 's Church where she was a devout member for 72 years.

Eileen leaves her children Mary E. McGeough and her husband Peter of Newport, Stephen August Ferreira of Newport, David Ferreira and his wife Lori of Salem, NH, and Paul August Ferreira and his wife Susan Colgan of Cambria, CA. She was the grandmother of Dana Ferreira, Jesse Ferreira, Kimberly Nelson, Norman Martin, and great-grandmother of Ruby Jane Nelson, Neva Gotwalls-Ferreira, August Gotwalls-Ferreira, and Evelyn Gotwalls-Ferreira. Eileen is also survived by her sister Maureen Abdallah of Somerset, MA. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Edward Harrison, and Theophile Harrison.

Eileen lived life with a smile on her face and love in her heart for all, especially her family and friends.

Calling hours will be held Friday morning from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Her funeral will follow at 10:30 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Anthony's Church, 2836 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Burial will take place in Portsmouth Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or to the Portsmouth Fire Department, 2300 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 and or The Newport Hospital 20 Powel Avenue, Newport RI 02840.


Moira wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Sending prayers to all, aunt Eileen one strong lady. Last of the senior Ferreiras RIP ??"

Allison Proano wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ferreira Family. Your mom was a treasure, a smile to behold. May your memories and love hold you now and give you peace. Our condolences, Larry and Allison Proano"

Bill and Genny Croll, wrote on Jun 23, 2022:

"Our condolences to the Ferrerķa Family. Both Bill and I got hair cuts for years, and were neighbors. What a cheerful and happy lady!! Bill and Genny Croll"

Raymond and Deborah Dutra wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Our sincere condolences to the Ferreira family. Your mom will be remember as a being one of kindest, gracious ladies. Her brilliant smile and bright eyes lit up the room. Sincerely, Raymond & Deborah Aguiar Dutra"

Joseph J Medeiros wrote on Jun 22, 2022:

"Many many great memories and times ! Auntie Eileen , Uncle Gus always fun get togethers, my cousins Paul, Steve, David and Mary. Lots of haircuts too ! Enjoyed are shorts visits when we would go back to Portsmouth on vacation ! Love you , prayers for you and your family, Joey Medeiros "

Lynn carvalho wrote on Jun 21, 2022:

"I remember going over when we the ABDALLAHS came in like a storm cuz we couldnt wait to go in the pool. We alwaus loved when mom said we were going there and aunt Eilleen was always so gracious. She did always have a smile. God bless her!?. You will be missed by many."

Ann Rocha Pierce wrote on Jun 21, 2022:

"Eileen was a remarkable lady I had the honor to know her and work beside her at the food bank rest in peace"

Maryann Wilson LeBlanc wrote on Jun 21, 2022:

"My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mary and the Ferreira family. Eileen was one of the kindest people I knew and her smile would light up a room. May she rest in peace. Maryann Wilson LeBlanc"

Trish Maggiacomo wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"One of the BEST and original ?golden girls?. Give Anna and the men hugs from us! Love Trish and Marie"

Rosemary Davidson wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Eileen was a bright light and a wonderful person. May she Rest In Peace together again with Gus. Sincerely, Rosemary Davidson"