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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
Arthur Fontes

Arthur Fontes

Saturday, December 6th, 1924 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Of Waltham, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon September 7th, 2019 with his loving family by his side in his home at the age of 94.

Born on December 6, 1924 in Fall River; son of the late Manuel C. Fontes and Augusta (Cunha) Fontes, Arthur was raised in Fall River and had been a longtime Waltham resident.

Arthur was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II. He retired from G.T.E. Labs after many years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Patricia "Patsy" (Coffey) Fontes; his devoted & loving children; Patty Page and her husband Marc; Alicia Matos and her husband Paul; Dianna Fontes; Steve Fontes and his wife Paula; and the late Arthur Fontes Jr. and his wife Donna.

Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Arthur’s Life at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 920 Trapelo Road, Waltham on Friday September 20th at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will be held for his family at the Massachusetts Veterans National Cemetery in Bourne with United States Navy Military Honors.
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  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted
    Address
    920 Trapelo Road
    WALTHAM, MA 02452
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    V.A. Massachusetts Veterans National Cemetery
    Address
    Connery Ave. - MacArthur Blvd. (Rte.#28) Otis AFB
    Bourne, Massachusetts 02532
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Arthur Fontes III

Posted at 11:52am
This would be my grandfather. I am Arthur Fontes III. I never had a chance to meet the man who's name I carry on. I regret never having the chance to make his acquaintance. All my life I wondered who was the man that started the lineage of my name. Being the third without knowing senior and barely knowing junior, has always left a gap in my acceptance of myself. It makes me wonder how we would have gotten along had I met him during his life. I always fantasized about what kind of person my grandfather was, no one told me anything about him. After reviewing the obituary, I have the feeling he was a proud, loving man...I regret never having the chance to know him. To all my relatives I will never meet....God Bless...I wish I had the chance to know you
PV

Paul and Donna Vautour

Posted at 06:03pm
Arthur. You and Pat were the best neighbors ever.
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Paul, Alicia, & family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 10:55am
Dear Pat and family, With our Deepest Sympathy, from your caring golf community at Leo J.
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Nancy Hough

Posted at 08:50pm
Our paths first crossed at GTE Labs, but my favorite memories of Art are from the years when he and Pat came to the Marlborough Evening of Giving and the laughs we had sharing email jokes and stories. Although I won’t be able to attend his funeral, I will be there in spirit. My sincere sympathy, Nancy Hough
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