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Maria Elaine (Valente) Fonseca

December 17, 1929 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 90)

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Maria Elaine Fonseca , age 90, died peacefully March 2, 2020 at the Vitas Innovative Care Unit of St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.

 

Elaine was born December 17, 1929 in Pardilho, Portugal, a daughter of the late Jose R. and Carminda (Amador) Valente. She lived in Naugatuck since 1967, and worked at Timex and the Naugatuck Glass Co.  She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waterbury. Elaine loved gardening, and spent many happy hours tending her fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables. She was a wonderful cook, and her Portuguese food will be missed.

 

Elaine leaves behind her sons, Antonio Fernando Fonseca and his wife Millie, and Manuel Joaquim Fonseca, all of Naugatuck; her grandchildren, Anthony, Jennifer, Jillian, and Shelby; her great grandchildren Holden, Troy, Noelle, and Brendan; her brother Jose Alberto (Zeca) Valente and his wife Odete; her sister, Maria Ercilia Almeida and her husband Domingos; her sisters-in-law Assuncao Fonseca, Florinda Fonseca, Ilda Valente, Albina Valente and many nieces and nephews.

 

Elaine was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Joaquim F. Fonseca; her son, Alberto J. Fonseca; brothers Carlos A. Valente, and Frederico Valente; sister, Lucilia Fonseca, and granddaughter Gina Marie Fonseca.

 

Her funeral will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck.  Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.  Memorial contributions, in Elaine’s name, may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 7, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 7, 2020

10:30 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial to follow
Saturday
March 7, 2020

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Donations

Our Lady of Fatima Church
2071 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706,

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