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Dorothea M Francis Fortes
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1919
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 2010
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Dorothea M. ( Francis) Fortes, 90 years old, died in Golden Living Center, Oak Hill, Middleboro on June 2, 2010. Born and educated in Taunton she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Canto) Francis. She had been resident of Middleboro for the past 6 years. She was a home health aid for the Taunton Visiting Nurse Association for over 20 years. Prior to that she was employed for many years as a Packer at Taunton Silver Smith Co where she was also the shop steward. She also worked the dietary department of Morton Hospital and also as an O/R Tech in Minneapolis when she and her late husband, Ayers Fortes, where stationed there in the US Army. She was member of the Cape Verdean Association and she was an avid sewer, reader and dancer. Dorothea was well known years ago for arranging bus tours to Atlantic City and to Canada. She is the mother of Anna Lopes of Middleboro and was the mother of the late Ayers Fortes, Jr of Sagamore Beach. She is the grandmother of Maria Nichols, Jamie Brunache, James Lopes,Jr, Dwayne Fortes and Ayer Trey Fortes. She is the mother in law of Sheila Fortes of Sagamore Beach and the great grandmother of 9. Dorothea was the sister of the late Joseph Francis, Jr and N. Donald Francis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, ( Route 138 South) Taunton on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Andrew the Apostle Church at 10 AM. Visiting hours on Monday 5-8 PM Interment St Joseph's Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to Alzheimers Disease Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to HYPERLINK

Published in the taunton gazette 6-6-10 
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  Joseph M Francis (1895 - 1984)
  Mary Canto Francis (1903 - 1961)
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: St. Elizabeth Seton, Lot 40
Maintained by: Deanne (Cobb) Orabona
Originally Created by: Gail
Record added: Jun 21, 2012
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