Cesaltina R. (Dutra) Fontinha

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


Visitation

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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Adalino & Mary, e toda a Familia Cabral
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
A paz de Cristo ~


Estimados Carlos, Joao e restantes Familiares:

Vossa querida Mae, D. Cesaltina --"Senhora Centenaria"--
natural da Feteira Grande (Santana), Nordeste, Sao Miguel,
Acores, era uma pessoa tao simpatica e muito amiga de
servir Deus por intermedio do Povo e da Igreja de Nossa
Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao em New Bedford, MA, EUA.

Esposa que adorava seu bom e simpatiquissimo marido, oriundo
de Torgueda, Vila Real, Tras-os-Montes--sr. Manuel A. Fontinha,
tambem muito amigo da Igreja, socio da Sociedade do Senhor
da Pedra e soldado no Exercito Portugues pela altura da
Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Mae de dois filhos -- Carlos (Veterano da Guerra do Vietname) e
Joao -- ambos ex-soldados da Forca Aerea dos Estados Unidos.

D. Cesaltina adorava, tambem, seus queridos netos, sobrinhos
e restantes familiares e amigos.

O "Amor de Mae" e' muitissimo especial; aquele amor que apoia
sempre, e fortalece o desenvolvimento e bem-estar dos filhos --
da Familia inteira -- fisica, mental e espiritualmente.

Nao ha' palavras adequadas que possam definir a dor que a
Familia esta a passar nesta altura dificilima e tao triste. Apenas
podemos partilhar-vos que estamos ao Vosso dispor, com um
grande abraco de amizade e solidariedade. Pois, tambem, por
experiencia propria, percebemos muito bem a perca dos nossos
maiores e melhores Amigos de sempre -- nossos queridos pais.

Apresentamo-vos as nossas mais sentidas condolencias.

Deus vos abrace e abencoe--agora, bem como pela vida fora....



Adalino e Mary, e toda a Familia Cabral

A Paz de Cristo ~

Michael J. Viveiros
   Posted Wed August 15, 2018
Dear Fontinha Family,

My profound sympathy and condolence’s to all of you at this sad time in your lives. Mom is in a great set of hands now and can be at peace. Mom and Dad can finally be together once again. You will all be in my thoughts. May God care for you all.

Michael J. Viveiros

Dortina (Cabral) Marder
   Posted Thu August 16, 2018
To the Fontinha & Dutra Families,

Many years have gone by, but I still remember the visits to our home. Her brothers & sisters were all very kind & known to our family May she rest in peace with Sr. Fontinha, who made us all laugh. It was always a pleasure to be in their company.

With my deepest sympathy,
Dortina (Dot) Cabral-Marder