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Jeannette Maria Fonseca

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BENNINGTON -- Jeannette Maria Fonseca, 66, a resident of West Wardsboro, died on Sunday morning, May 16, 2004 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Providence, R.I. on Jan. 28, 1938 and was the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Tolve) Fonseca. She received her education in Rhode Island. She moved to West Wardsboro in 1978. She has recently been a homemaker, but had previously been employed at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. She was formerly active at the VFW Post in Brattleboro, and the American Legion Post of Brattleboro. She enjoyed dancing and listening to “oldies music.” She loved animals, butterflies and frogs. Ms. Fonseca is survived by her husband, Ananda Nelworth, who lives in West Wardsboro, and her two sons, Dion LaShay of Bennington and David LaShay of Texas.

She is predeceased by a stepson, Matthew Mayer, who died in September 2002. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning, May 19, 2004, at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. in Bennington with the Rev. Michael DeMasi officiating. Interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning, from 10 until the time of the service. Memorials in her honor may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the American Cancer Society, through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, P.O. Box 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 18, 2004
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