Doris L. Teixeira, 86, passed away Saturday in a local care home following a long illness. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., and moved with her family to Benicia in 1941. She graduated from Benicia High School in 1945, where she met and married John Teixeira in 1948. They lived in Benicia until 1963 before moving to Fairfield.
Doris worked several years at the Benicia Arsenal before retiring. She was a member of both St. Dominic’s Church in Benicia and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Fairfield.
Doris is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, John; son, Richard Teixeira; grandson, John Vincent Teixeira; and several nieces and nephews including Terry and Tom Abreu, Sandy Schower and Jamie Shaw. Doris was preceded in death by her sisters, Phyllis Ryti and Lorraine Wright.
Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 901 West Second St., Benicia. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at St. Dominic’s Church, 475 East I St., Benicia followed by burial in St. Dominic’s Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary after 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Please visit the online tribute at www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements under the care of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 745-3130 www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com.