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Alexandrina Fonseca, 101, of Otego passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born August 14, 1916 in New Bedford, MA the daughter of Edward and Alexandrina (Aguiar) Vieira.
For many years she was a seamstress in New Bedford, MA.
Alexandrina was first married to Jose Fernandes on January 30, 1937 in New Bedford, MA. Jose predeceased her on June 11, 1953. She then married Antonio DaFonseca on April 27, 1961. Antonio predeceased her on February 20, 1990.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She made many items for her family and also gave many away to charity. She also loved to sew and sewed many dresses for her family.
Alexandrina loved her family dearly. They meant everything to her.
Alexandrina is survived by her children, Alex (David) Irwin, West Oneonta and Jose (Diane) Fernandes, N.C.; son-in-law, Arthur Maraglio, Otego; 10 grandchildren, Maria (Steve) MacPherson, Arthur (Roberta) Maraglio, Perry (Vicki), Cheryl (Jim) Rickmers, Christi Jordan and Companion, Brett, Donna (Jay) Walsh, Pamela (Joe) Groves, Monica Maraglio, Corey Maraglio and Evan Fernandes; grandson-in-law, Scott Jordan; 14 great grandchildren, Allie and Liam MacPherson, Nakita and Tylor Maraglio, Justine (Anthony) Roefs, Perry Maraglio, Jr, Kiersten and Tristen Maraglio, Cassie Rickmers, Brittney and Bailey Jordan, Ryan and Andrew Walsh and Bella Groves; 3 great great grandchildren, Rynn and Xander Roefs and Breyden Maraglio; sister, Beatrice Andrews, New Bedford, MA; sister-in-law, Mary Vieira and family; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sister, Angelina Appling; brother, Edward Vieira; and Karen Maraglio; as well as her parents.
Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Lester R Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta.
A funeral Mass will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary's Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta. Burial will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 12pm in St. John's Cemetery, New Bedford, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Alexandrina's memory are asked to be made to St. Mary's Building Fund, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, New York 13820.
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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta, NY.