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Vilma Rosemary (LoYacano) Cardoza

May 15, 1927 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 90)

Vilma Rosemary Cardoza, 90, of Brooklyn and formerly of Colchester and Rhode Island, passed away Sunday (May 21, 2017).  Ever devoted to her family, she leaves her four children, Vincent Cardoza and his wife, Lori, Vicki Miller and her husband, Jim, Steven Cardoza and Susan Cardoza; five grandchildren, Nina, Justin, Ryan, Neil and Nicole; one great grandson, Isaiah; several beloved nieces and nephews and many extended family members and friends.  She was born on May 15, 1927 in New York City to the late Angelina (DeLuca) Oliver.  In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her two sisters, Sarina Ushkowitz and Lorraine Pearson Metz, with whom she was reunited in Heaven in her passing.  Vilma had raised her children in Hope Valley, RI and retired to Warwick, RI before moving to Connecticut in later years to be closer to family once again.  A devout Catholic, she had been an active communicant of the local parish where she lived over the years.  Vilma loved music and enjoyed singing as well as free-hand drawing.  The family will receive guests starting at 9:30 AM Friday (May 26th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester before the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy at 11 AM at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester.  Burial will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New London.  For online condolences, please visit

 Service Information

May 26, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Liturgy
May 26, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

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