NEW BEDFORD: Constantina Rosa (da Ponte) Machado, 80, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family after a period of declining health. She was the wife of 60 years to Jovino R. Machado.
Born in Achadinha, Nordeste, St. Michael, Azores to the late Joao L. da Ponte and Ines (Raposo) da Ponte. A communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Formally employed at Fairhaven Corp. as a stitcher. She was a member of the International Leather Goods, Plastics and Novelty Worker Union Local 87.
Mrs. Machado had a huge heart and loving. She loved baking and cooking for family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of New Bedford; two daughters Ana Fennell and her husband Bob of Long Island, New York, Elizabeth Levesque and her husband David of Barrington, R.I., daughter-in-law Ana Machado. Also survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Jose M. Machado, sister of the late Maria Saraiva, Joao M. da Ponte, Jose M. da Ponte..
Visiting hours will be Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3 to 6 PM at the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Monday at 8 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM at the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery # 2.
Online condolences to the family can be made on our website; www.cabralbaylies.com. The parking area and handicapped-accessible is available at the rear entrance of the funeral home.
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