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Herminia T. Cotta

February 25, 1930 December 27, 2019
Herminia T. Cotta
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Obituary for Herminia T. Cotta

NEW BEDFORD-Herminia T. (Sousa) Cotta, 89, of Fairhaven, died Friday, December 27, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Serafim Martins Cotta and daughter of the late Jose Antao Sousa and Herminia (Teixeira) Sousa.
Born in Terceira, Azores, she immigrated to New Bedford in August, 1967 and resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Fairhaven for the past 1 ½ years.
Mrs. Cotta was a parishioner of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church. She was employed at Frionor Kitchens until her retirement.
Her family includes her daughter, Maria C. Furtado and her husband, Simon of Fairhaven; 1 sister, Elza Sousa of New Bedford; 3 grandchildren, Lisa LeBlanc, Scott Furtado and Simon Furtado, Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren, Morgan LeBlanc, Kyla Furtado, Arianna Furtado, Matthew Furtado, Ella Furtado and Leia Furtado; nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Helio T. Sousa, Maria Augusta Rocha and Juvenal Sousa.
Her Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church was celebrated on Thursday, January 2, 2020 followed by interment in St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 .
Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford. For online guestbook, please visit


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