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Joao S. Fontes

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Joao Sousa Fontes, 64 years old, died at his home on Thursday, July 10, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Santa Maria, Azores, son of Joao Tavares deFontes and Filomena (de Sousa) Fontes. He was the husband of Carole A ( Pedro) Fontes. Joao was a custodian at Marian Manor in Taunton, he has been employed for over 21 years. For just as many years he was the custodian and grounds keeper at Villa Fatima in Taunton. He also worked at many foundries including Leach and Garner in Attleboro. He also formerly worked at Swanks and on the Cumberland Farm in Bridgewater. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, carpentry, painting, playing cards. He was also known for spending time with his family and for whistling while he worked. Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Mary Jo Fontes of Taunton, Emmanuel Fontes and his wife Elizabeth of Fall River, Johnathan Crites and his wife Eileen of Middleboro, Jose Fontes and his wife Julie of Taunton. He is the brother of Manuel Sousa Fontes and his wife Natalia of Taunton, Jose Sousa Fontes and his wife Rosa of Winipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Maria deSousa Fontes and her husband Antonio Moura of Santa Maria, Azores, Madalena Fontes Alford and her husband Edward of Taunton and the brother of the late Rosa Fontes Moura and Antonio Sousa Fontes. He is the grandfather of 10, brother-in-law of Joaquim Moura and Ines Fontes and uncle of several. Joao is the son-in-law of Thomas and Flora Pedro of Bridgewater and the step-father of Lila, Joni, Jeffrey, Robert and Kevin Calabrese. He is the step-grandfather of 10. Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, (Rte. 138 South) Taunton on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 4 - 8 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to: Patients Activity Fund, c/o Marian Manor, 33 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to wwwhathawayfunerals.com. Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA.

Published in The Bridgewater Independent from July 13 to July 20, 2014
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