Regina Barbosa (Ferreira) Fontes, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 12, 2021.
She was the wife of Eduardo V. Fontes to whom she was married for 68 years.
Born in Assomada, Santa Catarina, Santiago, Cabo Verde, Regina was a daughter of the late Antonio Barbosa Ferreira and the late Eugénia Ramos Pinto.
Regina loved music, flowers, cooking and traveling and will forever be remembered by her kind and gentle ways, her love of her family, as a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. Regina will be dearly missed. Besides her adoring husband, she leaves six loving children: José Eduardo Fontes and his wife Maria Ivone Oliveira Fontes of East Providence, Lígia Maria Fontes of East Providence, Maria de Lurdes Fontes Borts and her husband David Asa Borts of Riverside, Maria de Fátima Fontes Veiga and her husband Luther Veiga of East Providence, Antonio Manuel Fontes and his wife Carla Alhinho of Lisbon, Portugal and Maria do Rosário Fontes and her husband Jon D. Carson of Lincoln, eight grandchildren; Alexander Borts, Patricia Veiga, Keila Veiga, Andrew Borts, Dulce Fontes, Liana Borts, Gabriela Carson and Luca Fontes. She is also survived by her sister Maria do Livramento Fortes and her brother Amandio Barbosa Ferreira of Lisbon, Portugal. She was the adored sister of the late Maria das Dores Alvarenga, Zulmira Barbosa Ferreira, Maria Antonina Barbosa Ferreira, Odim Barbosa Ferreira, Octavio Barbosa Ferreira. In lieu of flowers please kindly make a donation to the RI Food Bank.
Due to the current covid-19 restrictions, her funeral will be private.