Modesta Da Ponte

Obituary of Modesta Da Ponte



Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on January 29th, 2023, Modesta Da Ponte passed away at the incredible age of 93. Loving wife of the late Serafim. Proud mother of Dolores (the late Luis) Carreiro, Adriana (Miguel) Cordeiro, and Steven Da Ponte. Cherished Avó of Victor (Dora) Carreiro, Nelson (Angela) Carreiro, Paula (Tony) Camara, Andrea (Alex) Mendes, Monica (Richard) Leech, and Vanessa Da Ponte. Great- Avó of Alexis, Marcus, and Alyssa Carreiro; Sam and Jacob Carreiro; Maia and Miguel Camara; Sophia and Christina Mendes; and Thomas Leech. Modesta is survived by her sister Irminia (the late Manuel) Fernandes, brother Luis (Flavia) Ponte, and sister-in-law Maria Do Carmo. Predeceased by parents Jose Da Ponte and Rozalina Lima, and brothers Jose (the late Maria Dos Anjos) Ponte and Carlos Da Ponte.


Modesta worked for many years at Strathroy Furniture as a sander. She was incredibly passionate about her work, and she loved to keep busy. Throughout the years, Modesta spent a lot of time travelling, baking, gardening, and crocheting. She loved the holidays and being able to provide for her family. Modesta loved to share. Her giving nature is one of her most memorable qualities. Modesta truly had a heart of gold.


In memory of Modesta, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


Visitation will be held on Friday February 3rd, 2023 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 4th, 2023 at 11:00am at All Saints Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow at All Saints Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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