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Maria I. Fonseca

Obituary for Maria I. Fonseca

June 14, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and Aunt

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Maria I. Fonseca, 89 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on December 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Isabel Fonseca and the late Justina Cruz. She moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx, NY in 1944 and lived there for twenty four years before moving to New Haven in 1968. Maria worked as a seamstress in the garment district in New York City for fifteen years, retiring in 1968. She is survived by three daughters, Milagros Gomez, Irma Rodriguez and Ruth DeJesus of New Haven, one son, Alfred Rodriguez of the Bronx, NY, eleven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister, Monserate Fonseca, and one brother, Manolin Fonseca. Maria's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Iglesia Cristiana Estrella de Jacob (Star of Jacob Christian Church), 506 Howard Ave., New Haven. A funeral service will take place at the church from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A committal service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmeorialfh.com

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