NEW BEDFORD: Jorge Ponte, 99, passed away on Monday, July 06, 2020, at Sacred Heart Home after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Maria Lurdes (Moniz) Ponte.
He was born in Fenais D'Ajuda, St. Michael, Azores, to the late Manuel Ponte and Maria Carolina (Moniz) Ponte. Formerly employed as a Maintenance at Fiber Glass Company in Rhode Island, until his retirement.
He is survived by two sons; Carlos Ponte and Jose Maria Ponte; four daughters Veneranda Medeiros, Maria G. Carreiro, Maria I. Cabral and Lucia Tavares. Also survived by twenty two grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was the father of the late Jorge Ponte and Luisa Amaral.
Visiting hours omitted. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 09, at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church , 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. All are welcome to attend, however due to current restrictions, only 100 people are allowed in the church at one time, and every one have to wear a face-mask. Interment at St. John Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Cabral Baylies Square-Lamoureux Funeral Home, 512 No. Front Street, New Bedford.
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