Eva Fonseca

Eva DaCunha Fonseca

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Eva (DaCunha) Fonseca, 95, of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Cupertino P. Fonseca, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020. Born in Hartford, Eva was raised in Sandomil, Portugal, returning to Hartford in 1943.

Prior to her retirement she was employed at Stanadyne for many years where she forged lifelong friendships. Eva was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Hartford.

Eva is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Deniz P. and Carol Fonseca of Big Pine Key, FL; a daughter, Judy Kalinowski of West Hartford;
two brothers, Manuel DaCunha of West Hartford and Armindo DaCunha of Wethersfield; her grandchildren, Jamie and Sarah Fonseca and Matthew and Mark Kalinowski and great-grandson, Benjamin Ela

Eva was first and foremost devoted to her family. Whether she was ironing shirts for her grandsons, mending socks, cooking her delicious rice pudding, she did it with love and affection. We will forever miss her specialties of fish balls at Christmas and her fried string beans at the annual “cousins picnic”.
She most enjoyed family gatherings where she could share a laugh, a “free cup of coffee”, a “pinga” and her infamous Portuguese toast. Everyone was her “favorite”. She leaves behind many “Favorite” nieces, nephews, godchildren who were always close to her heart. And she leaves behind a neighborhood of “adopted” grandchildren, as she was known to all as “VoVo”

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Eva’s memory to Our Lady of Sorrows Church. 16 Greenwood St., Hartford 06106.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, (October 9), 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Hartford. Everyone is requested to meet directly at Church. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.
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    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    Our Lady of Sorrows
    79 New Park Avenue
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  • Interment

    Mount St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002
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maria ferreira

Posted at 04:14pm
To the family, we were sad to hear of Eva's passing. She was always such a happy and funny, lady always telling jokes. We remember the times when we all would be together with Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Santos, of Wethersfield (sadly they too have passed), we all had so much fun whether it was at the beach or at their home. So many good memories. Although, she suffered for so long with cancer, she still persevered. Her faith, her courage and her love of family and friends guided her. She will be missed by all. God bless you all . With much love, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Teixeira, and Mrs. Maria Ferreira, and Mr. Manny Teixeira,Jr.


Annette Morse

Posted at 08:56pm
Dear Deniz, Carol, Judy and family,
We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was so kind and dear to everyone. She always made a point to speak with us at family gatherings. I remember when she moved in with Judy to help her with her young boys. She was one of the most selfless and loving person you could ever know. She is in heaven looking down on your family. May the love she showed all of you her entire life help you in the coming days.Tom and I will be praying for all of you.
Tom and Annette Morse and family

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Posted at 01:18pm
To Judy, Matt and Mark. All OurLove to you in this time of loss! Love, Jack and Lori
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Ana Maria Silveira

Posted at 11:11am
Denny and Judy: Your mom was one of my "favorites" ever since we all grew up together in the old Hartford neighborhood. She was a special lady, a wonderful person always with a smile for everyone!! I was so sad to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Ana Maria Silveira

Jackalyn Gray

Posted at 09:56am
Deniz and family sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackalyn Gray (Jackie class ‘66 SCHS)

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