OBITUARY

Manuel Fonseca, Jr.

December 4, 1930May 31, 2019

Manuel “Top Gun” Fonseca, Jr., 88, of Swansea, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Anne’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara S. (Macomber) Fonseca.

Born and raised in Fall River, son of the late Manuel J. Fonseca, Sr. and Eva (Petit) Fonseca, he had resided in Swansea since 1974.

Mr. Fonseca was a longtime dedicated milkman at Lecomte’s Dairy for 50 years, retiring last year.

He loved watching his grandchildren play baseball.

Survivors include his sons, Manuel H. Fonseca and his wife Sandy and Richard Fonseca all of Fall River; two grandsons, Brett and Brandon Fonseca of Fall River; two sisters, Theresa Gillotti and her husband Daniel of Ohio and Anna Rose Jacob of Westport; and several nieces and nephews. He was father-in-law of the late Keri Fonseca and brother of the late Roland and Russell Fonseca, Mary Botelho and Emily McNabb.

His Funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8 am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardner’s Neck Rd., Swansea followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 am in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 GAR Highway, Swansea. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River. Visiting hours Monday 4-8pm. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Kevin Blouin ( Whites Dairy)

May 31, 2019

I met Manny SR , his son, Robbie and Jeff years ago . I was making a delivery and Manny SR had given me a hug and said , “ you look like like a nice kid ( mind you I was 50) . I said “ thank you ; and he replied ....” get a real job “! Guess you had to know him .... from that lucky milkman who got a hug from you ..... you can rest now big guy !😞

Kevin Blouin Whites Dairy

May 31, 2019

I met Manny , his son , Robbie and Jeff years ago ! Manny SR was the first one I ever met ! He hugged me , looked at me , and said “ you look like a nice kid , I said thank you , and he said...... now go get a real job ! I guess you had to know him , there won’t be another Manny ....their wont be another life ! Guess I’m just a lucky milkman who got to know a genuine, old fashioned....... nice man!!! From that guy you hugged ......you don’t have to be tired anymore Manny 😞

Kevin Blouin Whites Dairy

May 31, 2019

I met Manny , his son , Robbie and Jeff years ago ! Manny SR was the first one I ever met ! He hugged me , looked at me , and said “ you look like a nice kid , I said thank you , and he said...... now go get a real job ! I guess you had to know him , there won’t be another Manny ....their wont be another life ! Guess I’m just a lucky milkman who got to know a genuine, old fashioned....... nice man!!! From that guy you hugged ......you don’t have to be tired anymore Manny 😞