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Mary C. Rainville

September 5, 1935 April 26, 2019
Mary C. Rainville
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Obituary for Mary C. Rainville

NEW BEDFORD-Mary (Camara) Rainville, 83, of New Bedford, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 26, 2019 at her home. She was the widow of Charles T. Rainville and daughter of the late Joaquim and Mary (Jardin) Camara.
Born in New Bedford, she was a lifelong resident and a communicant of Holy Name Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church.
Mary was dedicated to helping others in the medical field and had a distinguished career in nursing; she graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School Of Nursing and was employed as Associate Director of Nursing at the former Union Hospital in New Bedford and retired as Nursing Supervisor at Sacred Heart Home.
She enjoyed traveling with her family and spending time with her close friends in New Bedford; she especially loved visiting with her grandchildren.
Her family includes 2 sons, Charles T. Rainville, II and his wife, Anne of Falmouth, ME and David C. Rainville and his wife, Jill of Dartmouth; 1 daughter, Sharon M. Cordeiro of New Bedford; 1 sister, Alice Sauve and her husband, Donald of New Bedford; 5 grandchildren, Ian Anderson and his wife, Amy, Nicole Rainville, Charles T. Rainville, III, Jenna Rainville and David Rainville, II; several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late William Camara and Izara Gilbert.
Visiting hours in the funeral home Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Her funeral will be conducted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:45 A.M from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in Holy Name Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church at 9:00 A.M. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in Mary's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guestbook and directions, please visit

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