Mariana Goncalves Fonseca

Mariana G. Fonseca, 92, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Antonio Pedro Fonseca. Born in Maria da Cruz, Fogo, Cabo Verde, she was a daughter of the late Gregorio Goncalves and Isabel Lopes Fontes. Mariana immigrated to the United States in 1977. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful kind hearted woman who was adored by all. She is survived by her five children, Dulce C. Fonseca of East Providence, Terencio Fonseca and his wife Amarildes Lopes of East Providence, Alda Fonseca and her husband Cesar Lubrano of East Providence, Tadeu Fonseca and his wife Yolanda Fonseca Lopes of East Providence and Adalzisa Fonseca of East Providence. She was the sister of Francsico Goncalves of Fogo, Cabo Verde and Clarisse (Goncalves) Nogueira of East Providence. She was the grandmother of thirteen grandchildren, Sandy Fonseca, Christopher Fonseca, Yuri Fonseca, Steven Fonseca, Terry Fonseca, Joshua Fonseca, Carolyn Stacey Lubrano and her husband  TJ Kalaitzidis, Kevin Lubrano, Kimberly Kay Lubrano, Colleen Fonseca, Zachary Fonseca, Jonathan Montrond, Jeremy Montrond four great grandchildren Isabel Kalaitzidis, Aria Kalaitzidis, Dezmond Baker, Aaliyah Fonseca and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Sabino Goncalves, Emília (Gonçalves) Fontes, Catarina Goncalves, Belmira (Gonçalves) Gomes, Matilde (Gonçalves) Monteiro and Maria Eduarda (Gonçalves) Lima. Her funeral will be held on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Taunton Avenue. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 4-8.


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