Adeline (Ponte) Roderick, 96

Jan 29, 2018

Adeline (Ponte) Roderick, 96, of Dartmouth, died on January 21, 2018 at home with her caring and loving daughter, Christine and her cat, Morris at her side.

She was the widow of Henry Roderick and daughter of the late Antonio J. and Rosa (de Jesus) Ponte. Born in Dartmouth, she was a lifelong resident.

Mrs. Roderick was employed as a housekeeper in private homes until her retirement. She had a great love for all animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed reading cookbooks and ladies' magazines and going to Sunrise Bakery and having coffee with her friends.

Her family includes her daughter, Christine M. Patnode and her companion, Andrew M. Couto of Dartmouth; her son, Donald W. Faria and his wife, Joyce of E. Otis, MA; her daughter-in-law, Jeanne Faria; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tina and Bill Faria; 3 grandsons, Christopher J. Faria, Michael P. Sweeney and Patrick J. Sweeney and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friends, Hazel Bosworth and her daughter, Martha Thomas, Maria Bartolo and Brenda Prenda.

She was the mother of the late Mario Faria and Linda L. Sweeney, grandmother of the late Brian L. Faria, mother-in-law of the late Michael J. Sweeney and sister of the late Gilbert Ponte, Antone Ponte, Jr., Mary Alves, Alice Openshaw and Anna Andrade.

Mrs. Roderick's family is most appreciative of the care she received from Community Nurse Home Care, especially Patti Martin.

Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to C.A.R.E. Southcoast, 111 Main St., Acushnet, MA 02743.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen Street in New Bedford.

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