Michele M. (Cyr) Fontaine

Died: Sun., Apr. 9, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Apr. 18, 2017
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 235 North Front St. New Bedford

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New Bedford - Michele M. (Cyr) Fontaine, 57, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, after a brief illness.  She was the wife of Jean-Paul Fontaine.
     Born in New Bedford, daughter of Joan (Cantwell) Cyr and the late Robert A. Cyr, she was a lifelong resident.  Michele was a graduate of Bishop Stang High School and BCC College.  She had been a certified nurse's assistant for various nursing homes.
     Michele enjoyed volunteering at her parish.  She dearly loved her family and friends and spending time with them.
     Survivors include her husband, Jean-Paul; her mother, Joan; 2 daughters, Rebekah Christofi and Elizabeth Carter; 3 sons, Jacob, Joel and Jonathan Fontaine; 1 sister, Suzanne Wieghmink; her aunt, Janice Perry; her uncle, Patrick Cantwell; 3 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
     She was the sister of the late Robert Cyr and David Cyr.
     A funeral Mass for Michele will be held at 10 A.M., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, New Bedford.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
     In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to OLPH Memorial Fund, 235 North Front St., New Bedford, MA 02746.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

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Gil and Mary Lou Marques
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Michele. We enjoyed the time we spent with her at Andrea,s, during New Bedford days. May God comfort you at this time of tremendous sorrow.

Gary Freitas, Ann & John Pacheco
   Posted Sun April 16, 2017
Jean-Paul and family, We are so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. It doesn't seem that long ago that you and Michelle were part of the Menton Street group. You (and your parents) were wonderful neighbors for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Michelle (Flint)Souza
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
To you Jean Paul & family, my deepest sympathy to you! My thoughts & prayers are with you! Joan, my heart & prayers are with you! So many memories of her! Her battle is over and she rests w/ Dad & brothers. Love always, Michelle

Maureen Isdepski Deneault
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Deepest condolences to Michele's family, especially her mom Joan...May God hold you all in the palm of His hands. Love, Maureen

Nathan and Chic Rose
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
J.P. and family..We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Nathan and Chic Rose

Jan Calichman
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
To the Cyr & Fontaine families, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Keep your sweet memories close to your heart.

Frederica (Ricki) Zawisza
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family of Michele. Thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

Michelle Efthimiades
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Dear Joan and family,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter Michele.
May God be with you all at this very difficult time. May you find comfort
from your loved ones and friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers .
My deepest sympathy,
Michelle Efthimiades

Diane Domagala
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Sending my love and prayers to my dear friend Joan for the loss of your daughter Michelle. Also my deepest condolences to her husband and all her family.

You all will remain on my perpetual prayer line for the memory of your dear Michelle.
May she rest in the comfort and peace of God.

Donna (Greene) Wright
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the family and everyone those lives Michelle touched. May God give you comfort and give you peace now and through the days ahead.

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