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Marie "Blanche" Freitas

d. June 29, 2020

New Bedford – Marie “Blanche” Freitas, age 98, of So. Dartmouth passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Care One at New Bedford.

Born in New Bedford, MA she was the beloved daughter of the late Alfred and Angeline (Bettencourt) Magnant. She had been a Supervisor at Fairhaven Corp. (Sol Mutterpeil) for 35 years.

Marie “Blanche” is survived by her children, Charles L. Johnson and his wife Marlene of East Freetown, Sharon J. August and her husband Robert of Tavares, FL and Gary J. Freitas and his wife Mary of No. Dartmouth; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Steven Freitas, grandmother of the late Eric Johnson and Steven Freitas, great-grandmother of the late Evin Johnson and sister of the late Joseph Raymond Magnant.

Blanche’s visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Perry Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Church Dartmouth at 10:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

All attendees for visiting hours and church services are required by current mandated restrictions to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing of 6 feet. Attendance will be limited at both places in order to meet the mandated capacity restrictions.

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

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