Barbara Ann (Borges) Dias, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 13, 2021. Born on March 18, 1933, she was raised in Bristol RI, the daughter of the late John Borges and Anna Castro Borges. She graduated from Bristol Senior High School in 1952. She was a devoted and proud mother of six children and wife for 24 years to the late Joseph Dias of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
Barbara was a dedicated Christian who labored in prayer for her family, children, and grandchildren, that they be reconciled with God through Salvation in Jesus Christ. Barbara walked many miles to purchase and distribute gospel tracts, books, and pamphlets in the community, frequently placing them on car windows, doors, or in hand to share the gift of her faith. She would be pleased to know they are still being used for her great grandchildren today. She supported various ministries, including the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, and her church, Radiant Christian Church in Warren RI. She will be greatly missed and remembered as a loving, affectionate mother who did her best to make a difference and leave an example of one who loves and forgives.
She is survived by her five children, Deborah Wallace (Stephen), Wiscasset, ME, Barbara Moore (Gery), Riverside RI, Gail Pereira (Michael), Warren RI, Joseph Dias Jr., Warren, RI, and David Dias (Renee) West Yarmouth, MA, eight grandchildren, Dean and Clinton Gold (Kacy), Jared (Audrie) and Kyle Moore, Bethany Rivera (Josh), Benjamin, Jason, and Seth Dias, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Barbara is predeceased by her son Robert, brother John Borges Jr., and granddaughter Charlotte Wallace.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol for the loving care they provided to Barbara during her residency over the last 12 years.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at the Radiant Christian Church, 895 Main Street, Warren, RI, on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10 am, with visitation from 9 – 9:45 am at the church. Burial will be private.
** Mask use is required and social distancing guidelines will be followed**.
Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home.
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