Hudson – Maria C. (Camara) Fontes, 85, of Hudson MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, October 7, 2023 surrounded by family at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Marlborough, MA.
She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio S. Fontes who died in 1990; Maria is survived by her 5 children, Joseph Fontes, Daniel Fontes with his partner Cheryl Holden, Laura Monteiro and her husband Tony, Celeste Fontes and Natalia Fontes, wife of the late Jonathan McKinlay. She is also survived by her 2 brothers, Antonio and his wife Maria and Jose and his wife Manuela. Maria was blessed with 7 grandchildren: Melissa and husband Shawn, Vanessa, Domenic and his partner Mary, Phoenix and his wife Bailey, Austin, Brianna and Alexis; 2 great grandchildren: Patrick and Mariana along with her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends near and far. She was predeceased by her son Victor Manuel Fontes, her sister Adelina Luz who is survived by Adelina’s husband Antonio Luz of Santa Maria Azores.
Maria was born and raised in Santa Maria Azores in Portugal. She emigrated to the United States settling in Hudson in 1972 where she resided her entire life. She was employed as an assembler for many years by ACT Manufacturing Co. in Hudson, MA until her retirement in her 60’s. She was an active member of Saint Michael’s Parish in Hudson, MA.
Maria had many hobbies and interests such as cultivating her flowers and caring for her garden. She always looked forward to spending time visiting family and friends on her frequent trips back to Santa Maria.
Maria lived a full passionate life spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to cook for her family on Wednesday evenings, and gathering for lunch on Sundays was always a special treat. She leaves a legacy of love, and kind heartedness with many memories for all to cherish and remember.
Relatives and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 4 to 7pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, October 13, 2023 at Saint Michael Parish, 21 Manning St., Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Saint Michael Cemetery in Hudson, MA for Committal Services.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maria may be made to: St. Michael’s Parish Church in Hudson MA.