Patricia M. Ponte

September 28, 1932August 6, 2019

Patricia M. (Kehoe) Ponte, age 86, formerly of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Care Dimensions Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Ponte.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Jane (Regan) Kehoe, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

A graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Academy, Class of 1950, she was the first graduating class of the Union Hospital School of Nursing where she received her degree in Nursing in 1953. She was an active member of the Union Hospital Alumni.

She started her career as a Registered Nurse at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She then worked at the former Union Hospital in Fall River now Charlton Memorial Hospital where she retired from in 1994.

Patricia was predeceased by her son Edward “Ted” J. Ponte, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. Whiting and her Husband John of Boston, Susann P. Curtis and her husband David of Milton; two brothers, Thomas Kehoe and his wife Maureen of Milford, William Kehoe and his wife Irene of Bristol, RI; five grandchildren, Gloria Younes and her husband Daniel of Kearney, NE, Jake Whiting of Boston, Matthew Whiting of Washington, D.C. and Emily and Sara Curtis both of Boston; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Elaina Younes and many nieces and nephews.

Per Patricia’s request she would have loved for everyone to come dressed in bright colors to celebrate her life.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Flowers are welcome or contributions in her honor may be made to Dana Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Dana Farber


  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, August 8, 2019


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Elizabeth ORourke

August 9, 2019

Dear family and friends of Pat,
All of us at Winter Valley in Building 3 miss her very much. I'm including a photo I took in spring 2018 and as usual Pat was dressed to the nines and looking lovely next to the flowers. The Bingo group will especially miss her as will those of us at the Crossword Puzzle program. She had such a great sense of humor and a no nonsense delivery. It was wonderful to be around Pat and we were honored to know her. She was the cat's pajamas and so many times I stopped her to say she looked divine. Pat would tell me what was on her mind and never left me wondering, she told it like it is. Our love and prayers, from Building 3 residents & staff. Our sincerest condolences, Liz O'Rourke, Activities Director, Winter Valley & Unquity House and Cristina Gosselin, WV Activities Assistant.

Cindy Audette

August 8, 2019

I will always remember Pat for her many kindnesses to me growing up. She always had lots of food and pastries at the house for us after games. She always wore a big smile and bright lipstick. She was the first nurse to help me at Charlton after I delivered my first child, comforting me and congratulating me with a hug and her bright smile . She was always upbeat and will be sadly missed. My condolences to all who loved her.