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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