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1521 N Main St
Fall River, MA 02720
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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home Inc
1521 N Main St
Fall River, MA 02720
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Funeral
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
7:30 AM
Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home Inc
1521 N Main St
Fall River, MA 02720
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Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
9:00 AM
Espirito Santo Church
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Cristiano Tio Cris DaPonte, 63, of Fall River died unexpectedly at Charlton Memorial Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2019, with his wife, Lidia, by his side. Born in Santa Barbara Santo Antonio, Sao Miguel, Acores, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1969. In addition to his wife of 41 years, he leaves behind his children, Kevin DaPonte, Denise Mussotte (husband Ledanoff) and Khadijah DaPonte (fiance Shane Conceicao) as well as 7 grandchildren, whom he spent hours playing and taking care of them any moment he could. Cristiano is now in heaven with his father and mother, Antonio and Ilda DaPonte. He is survived by three sisters, Maria DoCarmo Silva (husband Eduardo), Maria DosAnjos Medeiros (husband Tiago) and Hilda Ferreira (husband Tomas), all of Fall River. He also leaves behind four brothers, Manuel DaPonte (wife Barbara of Westport), Jose DaPonte (wife Mary of Columbus, Ga), Antonio DaPonte (wife Grace of Dartmouth) and George DaPonte (of Tampa, FL). His sister Rosa Vultao and brother Jordan DaPonte have also entered Gods Kingdom. Cris" worked for many years at Rhode Island Nurseries and, most recently, for the City of Fall River Water Depart- ment, before retiring in 2017. His funeral will take place from the Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home 1521 N. Main St. Fall River on Wednesday here at 7:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Espirito Santo Church at 9 A.M. Interment in St. Patricks Cemetery. Calling hours on Tuesday from 4-8 P.M. www.rogersfuneral.com.
Published in The Herald News on Jan. 13, 2019
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