Manuel M. Da Fonte, 88,
Manuel M. Da Fonte, 88, of Milford, passed away, August 16, 2014 at the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. He was the husband of the late Esperanca (Texeira) Da Fonte who passed away in 2009. He was born in Nogueira, Portugal, son of the late Francisco Jose Da Fonte and Aurora Rodrigues Mendes and immigrated to Milford in 1979.
Mr. Da Fonte retired in 1991 from the Archer Rubber where he was employed as a machine operator. He was a communicant of the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.
He is survived by his sons, Jose Da Fonte and his wife Maria, Fernando Da Fonte and his wife Fatima, Antonio Da Fonte and his wife Emilia, all of Milford, one brother Amaro Da Fonte of Milford, two sisters Maria Pires of CT, Aurora Do Eirao of Milford, six grandchildren, Liliana Da Fonte, Manuel Da Fonte, Fernando Da Fonte Jr. , Julia Da Fonte, Kenny Da Fonte and Jason Da Fonte, all of Milford, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers Jose M. Da Fonte, Antonio M. Da Fonte, Domingos M. Da Fonte and two sisters Irminia Da Fonte and Joaquina Da Fonte.
The funeral will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. at the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, on Winter St. Milford. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M.