Providencia O'Cano

April 13, 1933January 27, 2021

Providencia “Provi” (Gonzalez) O’Cano, 87, of New Bedford passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Rufino O’Cano.

Born in Aguadilla Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Francisco and Isolina Gonzalez she worked as a factory worker and stitcher for Cameo Curtains for many years before retiring.

Provi was a well-known and respected translator for the Greater New Bedford Region. She was a strong woman who was always in great spirits and had a heart of gold. She loved life and everyone around her. Her life’s work was giving to people in need.

She is survived by her children, Luis O’Cano of New Bedford, Orlando “Chico” O’Cano of New Bedford, David Gonzalez of Westport, Marisol Barboza of New Bedford, and Damaris O’Cano of New Bedford; a brother, Francisco Gonzalez of New Bedford; nine grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Gregory Gonzalez, Juan Gonzalez, Sulma Gonzalez, Anna Gonzalez, Jenny Gonzalez, Lydia Gonzalez, Felicita Gonzalez, Lorenzo Gonzalez, and Airene Gonzalez.

Her graveside service will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-8 p.m. in WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. For online tribute/directions:


  • Visiting Hours

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021


Providencia O'Cano

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Sandra Victor

February 2, 2021

Our deepest Sympathy this time of Sorrow. May the Lord Bless you and Comfort your Family bringing you Peace.

Dianna Sylvia

February 1, 2021

I remembered how much you loved your family and how sweet of a lady I met many years ago,Will be missed by many a true Angel.

Karen Barboza

January 30, 2021

Sharing our sincere condolences the the family. Mama you were truly loved my many. Dear lord wrap your loving arms around this beautiful soul. Mama will be missed but knowingly this queen arrived to the golden gates of peace and harmony.
No pain an suffering may your soul rest in eternal paradise...❤💖❤💋
The Barboza family

Curtis ROSE

January 30, 2021

On behalf of the Rose Family, our deepest condolences. Rest In Peace Providencia.

Rach and Family Gonzalez Pires

January 29, 2021

You was a pillar of the family and a beautiful soul. I love you soooo much and will miss having our facetime chats and jokes when mom would visit you. :( love you tia rest in eternal paradise