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Maria T. (Bettencourt) Fragata

August 21, 1944 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 74)


Maria T.  (Bettencourt) Fragata, 74, of Fall River, wife of the late Jose M. Fragata, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in St.Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Jose A. and Helena (Carvalho) Bettencourt.


She cherished spending time with her family and grand puppies.  She enjoyed telling a joke or two and having a glass of red wine.  Her hobbies included gardening and reading books.


She leaves four children, Joseph Fragata, Theresa Kanuse (husband Steven), Helen Oliveira (husband Dennis) and Tanya Fragata (fiancé Aaron Correira);

A loving grandson, D.J. Oliveira;

Two sisters, Maria dos Anjos Cabral and Germana Cabral; nieces and nephews and her adored cat “Lucky”.

She was the sister of the late Maria Medeiros and Dimas, Manuel and Jose Bettencourt.

Her visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S.Main St. Fall River.  Her funeral will be held Monday at 8:00 A.M. from the funeral home with a Funeral Mass at Santo Christo Church at 9:00 A.M. Burial, St.Patrick Cemetery.


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July 14, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home
690 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02721-5314

Funeral Mass
July 15, 2019

9:00 AM
Santo Christo Church
220 Columbia St.
Fall River, MA 02721

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