Edith Mary Almeida

Edith Mary Almeida

August 02, 1929 - October 01, 2020

Edith Mary Almeida

August 02, 1929 - October 01, 2020


Edith Mary Almeida was born to Louis and Florence Azavedo on August 2, 1929 in Bombay, India. She was the second of five siblings (sisters Lucy, Beryl, Iona and brother Milton) and the last surviving member of her family. She was married to Archibald Almeida for fifty years and raised three daughters – Coral, Nora and Debbie.

She has two grandsons – Alexander/Melissa, Travis/Ileane and three adorable great grandchildren – Xavier, Judith and Evelyn.

In her teens, Edith got interested in sewing. After a long school day, she would walk to the tailor shop and collect scraps of fabric to sew dresses for her dolls.  Later, she was an apprentice to a dress designer and soon learned the art of tailoring. She started her own dress-making business. Her specialty was designing wedding gowns and became well known in the community for excellence in this field.  Her creativity knew no bounds. She could be anything from a seamstress to a hair-stylist to an excellent cook.

Edith believed in a simple life.  Her humility, faith and giving spirit touched the lives of many around her.

In conclusion, these short paragraphs cannot capture her love of life and true spirit.  She has left behind wonderful memories and will be deeply missed by her family and all who came to know her.


They say that memories are golden,

Well maybe that is true,

But we never wanted memories,

We only wanted you.


Coral/Gabriel, Nora/Jay and Debbie


Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: October 06, 2020 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: October 07, 2020 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Santiago De Compostela Church
  • Location: 21682 Lake Forest Dr Lake Forest, CA 92630-6064 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-8599

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 07, 2020 (11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331

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  1. Dear Debbie

    Deeply saddened to hear about your mum’s passing. I remember her to be a very loving and kind person in the brief time I knew her in India. She welcomed me as your friend and her hospitality towards me was exceptional. I remember the beautiful blue layered dress she kindly sewed for me for Christmas, when it was too late for other tailors to take me on. May her good and kind soul rest in peace and eternal light shine upon her. And may the good Lord shower you and all the family with Blessings and the courage to bear this loss. Deepest sympathies and condolences go to all your family from all ours. Love and prayers, Daffodil and Arnold

  2. Dear Coral, Norah and Debbie,

    May memories of your mother Aunty Edith and the love of family surround you all and give you strength in the days ahead. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with your mother. I have fond memories of your mum as I grew up in Mahim and it was nice spending time with her last year when we visited Orange County. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    God bless,
    Allan, Susie & Family

  3. Dear Aunty Eddie as we fondly called you,
    We just cannot forget you and your loving family who we used to meet almost everyday in Mumbai! The moment we stepped iut of our building we fondly remember seeing one of you at your porch! You were always so welcoming to anyone who stopped by to talk to you! You were a great friend of my MIL Amelia! You were always there to talk to!
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss dear Nora, Debbie and Coral!
    Hugs from Reuben! & Rashna!

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