She came to the United States 55 years ago staying with her mother Angelina Pereira in Florida before moving to Lawrence MA where she met and married her husband. She worked her whole life and loved her work at Malden Mills. She also enjoyed cooking and gardening. She is survived by her sister-in-law Dora Pereira of Lawrence and 4 nieces and 1 nephew. Her nieces are from Lawrence, Canada, Alabama and the Azores and her nephew is from the Azores. Julia Alvernaz is predeceased by her Husband Joao Alvernaz.