Genevieve S. Lawrence, 75

Jun 18, 2019

Genevieve S. "Jenny" (Cabral) Lawrence, 75, of Dartmouth died on June 15, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous three-year battle with breast cancer.

She was the beloved wife of Richard "Pomba" Lawrence with whom she shared 30 years of marriage and daughter of the late Anibal "Padeiro" Cabral, Sr. and Jovina (Santos) Cabral.

Born in New Bedford, she resided in Dartmouth since 1989.

Mrs. Lawrence was employed at Titleist as a buffer for 39 years until her retirement in 2010.

She enjoyed crocheting and loved to play bingo.

Her family includes her husband, Richard "Pomba" Lawrence of Dartmouth; one son, Stephen Lawrence Fontaine of New Bedford; two daughters, Susan Tavares and her husband, Robert and Stacey Aldrich and her husband, Robert, all of New Bedford; three step-daughters, Gina Medeiros of Brockton, Diane Santos and her husband, Steve of Florida and Debra Sylvia of New Bedford; one sister, Florence Houbre and her husband, Larry of Dartmouth; 6 grandchildren, Jessica Cook, Justin Cook, June Cook, Derek Fontaine, David Frates and Kody Aldrich; several step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla Garcia, Shyla Pacheco, Carmine Sylvia, Dakota Sylvia, Mason Sylvia, Naria Sylvia, Braedin Cook, Gannon Cook and Tegan Cook; several step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Shawn Fontaine and Sharon (Fontaine) Cook, step-mother of the late Stephanie Medeiros, grandmother of the late Kyle Aldrich and sister of the late Nancy Costa  and Anibal Cabral, Jr. who was killed in Vietnam.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.

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