Cesaltina R. (Dutra) Fontinha

Born: Sun., Feb. 17, 1918
Died: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:30 PM, Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Location: Cabral Baylies Square Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Location: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church

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FAIRHAVEN: Cesaltina R. (Dutra) Fontinha, 100, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Manuel Fontinha.

She was born in Feteira Grande, St Michael, Azores, to the late Joao da Rocha and Alexandrina (Cabral) Dutra. A communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. She was formely employed at Grotogs Sportswear as an inspector until her retirement in 1967.

Mrs Fontinha was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality, Portuguese Prayer Group, Holy Ghost Society of her parish, also Sacred Heart of Jesus Society.

Survivors include her sons, Carlos M. R. Fontinha and his wife Marilyn of New Bedford, John Fontinha and his wife Jeanne of Fairhaven. Also survived by one granddaughter Kerrie Fontinha, one greatgranddaughter Chelsi, one great grandson D’Andre, and one great great granddaughter Amari, several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Manuel Dutra, John Dutra, Carlos Dutra, Serafin Dutra, Jose Dutra, Rosa Teixeira and Maria Medeiros.

Visiting hours will be Thursday morning, August 16, 2018 from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Our Lady of the Immaculate Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. Interment St John’s Cemetery.

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