Lorraine R. Fontes, 90, Westport

Posted 5/11/20

Lorraine R. (Pelletier) Fontes, 90, of Westport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at home.  She was the wife of the late Manuel Fontes.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the …

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Lorraine R. Fontes, 90, Westport

Posted

Lorraine R. (Pelletier) Fontes, 90, of Westport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at home.  She was the wife of the late Manuel Fontes.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Edward N. and Rosalie B. (Potvin) Pelletier, she had lived in Westport since 1977.  

Prior to retirement, she was a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford. She also worked as a visiting nurse for the Town of Westport and worked for Westport Family Medicine.  

A Communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport, she also volunteered for the church.  Mrs. Fontes was a friendly visitor of the Westport Council on Aging.  She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and enjoyed painting with watercolors and taking care of her house plants.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen M. Fontes and his wife Linda of North Carolina, and David E. Fontes and his wife Stacey of Massachusetts; four daughters, Christine V. Peters and her husband Gary of Georgia, Catherine A. LaCross and her husband Jonathan of New York, Cynthia M. Baillargeon and her husband Leonard of Massachusetts, and Carolyn M. Fontes and her husband Jim Wilson of Massachusetts; a brother, Paul E. Pelletier of New Hampshire; a sister, Jacqueline D. Cabral of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Covenant House, 550 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10018 or ny.covenanthouse.org.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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