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Faride (Esper) Oliveira

May 25, 1924 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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 Faride Oliveira

Beloved Mother and Grandmother, 99


Faride (nee Esper) Oliveira, 99, of Nutley, NJ passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, February 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  There will be a funeral service celebrated at the funeral home on Saturday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m.  The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington.


Faride was born on May 25, 1924 to Lebanese emigres, Miguel and Mariam (nee Abdou) Esper in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She was the oldest of four children and spent much of her childhood helping care for her younger siblings while helping her father at his convenience store.  As a young adult, she went on to help start the family’s rubber manufacturing business in Sao Paulo, which turned into a large, thriving company.  At the age of 36, she set off on an adventure. She boarded a flight to the United States in 1960, which landed in Newark, New Jersey the city where she would soon meet Jack Oliveira, her future husband and father of her two children, Christine and Arthur.  


Faride joined the immigration law offices of Vincent Agresti as a secretary in 1970 on Hill Street in Newark where she helped scores of people from far reaches of the globe become permanent residents and naturalized citizens. She spoke and translated in several languages including Spanish, French and Italian. She worked into her 80s and continued doing translations into her early 90s.   Faride moved to Nutley with her family in 1973 where she stayed for the rest of her life, a town she loved in a home that was surrounded by kind, caring neighbors.


She was exceedingly proud of both Christine and Arthur and equally proud of her three grandchildren, Mia, Sasha and Max.   She loved to read, travel, cook and spend time with her family. She was a devout Catholic, who made several pilgrimages to Fatima in Portugal and supported several charities close to her heart.   Faride was a caring mother, loving and generous grandmother and devoted friend to neighbors, co-workers, former clients and family. She was well loved and admired for her steely determination, sharp mind and charming outspoken manner.


Faride is survived by her beloved children, Christine (nee Oliveira) Esper and Arthur Oliveira and his wife, Jean, and also her three cherished grandchildren Mia, Sasha and Max Kolomatsky.


She is predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband, Jack Oliveira (2002).   She will be deeply missed.    



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February 2, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

10:30 AM
Biondi Funeral Home
540 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110

February 3, 2024

11:30 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031


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