Cover photo for Maria Amelia (Medeiros) Pontagarca's Obituary
Maria Amelia (Medeiros) Pontagarca Profile Photo

Maria Amelia (Medeiros) Pontagarca

d. May 20, 2020

Maria Amelia Pontagarca, age 75, entered into rest at St. Elizabeth Hospital on May 20, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones. She was the loving wife of the late Manuel Victor Pontagarca. She was the mother of the late Antonio, Jose Marie, Maria Ines, Fatima, Gilda Pontagarca and Maria Ines Pontes.

She is survived by her children, Connie Daluz and her husband Alcido, Carlos Pontagarca, Lourdes Pontagarca, Victor Pontagarca, Francisco Pontagarca, Amelia Pontagarca, Victoria Sousa and her husband Filipe, Lucy Pontagarca and her husband Napoleon, Christina Pontagarca and her fiancé Franklin, Moses Pontagarca and his fiancé Sheri.

Maria’s grandchildren include, Chris, Derik, Lucy, Kimberly, Priscilla, Britney, Ciara, Justin, John Jr., Dosia, Ricky, Laurie, John Jr., Anthony, Morgan Rose, Kameron, Kayla, Tyrell, Johnathon, Sarina, Nilton, Nidene, Neida, Colyn, Eric, Joshua, Ashley and Mason. Her great-grandchildren include, Angel Marie, Alcido Jr., Ariel Marie, Paisely Marie, Cole David, Kalinah and Adalee.

Mrs. Pontagarca was born in Agua de Pau, São Miguel and was the daughter of the late Maria Gilda (Costa) Medeiros and Manuel Medeiros and survived by her sister, Lourdes Moniz.

Maria Amelia was a homemaker who loved being around her large family. She enjoyed knitting and loved watching her cooking shows. She was famous for her rice pudding. Maria Amelia was a devoted Catholic follower who religiously prayed the rosary every night. She enjoyed her little getaways to New Hampshire and Fowoods. She will be greatly missed.

Maria Amelia’s funeral services will be private for the immediate family, due to the mandated restrictions in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maria Amelia (Medeiros) Pontagarca, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree