Melania D. (Ferreira) KaharlMarch 20, 1922 - September 11, 2012
North Dartmouth-Melania D. (Ferreira) Kaharl, 90, of North Dartmouth passed on September 11, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Jonathan H. Kaharl. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Ferreira and Maria Albertina DaLuz.
Born in New Bedford, March 20, 1922, she was an active member of her church and the Your Theatre performers. Melania also performed in radio dramas and productions for her church. In 1950 she and her husband were married in New Bedford where he taught school and served in the Air Force Reserves. In 1958 they moved to Saudi Arabia where they lived for 20 years. She was very involved in her church, the theater group and she worked as a medical secretary. In 1978 they moved their family back to Massachusetts where Melania was once again an active member of her church St. John the Baptist of Westport. She was a Eucharistic minister and a recipient of the Marian Medal. She was famous for her cooking and her lavish hospitality where her generous spirit was well known by both family and friends.
Survivors are: her sister Natalie Ferreira of New Bedford; her children Mary Gleghorn (Tom) of N. Dartmouth, Victoria of New Mexico, Peter (Linda) of Texas, Jonathan (Melissa) of New York, and Melanie (Joe) Ciccarello of New York. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours Thursday 4 - 7 P.M. at the Potter Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport at 8:15 A.M.
Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 10:45 A.M. following the Mass.