Publication Date: July 31, 1999

Source: The Providence Journal




Obituary: JOAO CORREIA FONTES, 100, of 2446 Highland Ave., a former employee at Berkshire Hathaway Mills, died yesterday at Catholic Memorial Home. He was the husband of the late Maria Gloria (Rego Coelho) Fontes. Born in Lagoa, the Azores, a son of the late Francisco and Estrella (Rocha) Fontes, he came to this country at age 21. Mr. Fontes was a communicant of Our Lady of Health Church.

He leaves two sons, John Fontes of Uba City, Calif., and Manuel Fontes of Fall River; a daughter, Gloria Proulx of Fall River; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Manuel and Antone Fontes, Mary Costa, Mary Morris and Mary Anjos.

The funeral will be held Monday at 8 a.m. from A.F. Almeida & Son Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 in Our Lady of Health Church, Cambridge Street. Entombment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum.