Felicia Maria Pantoja

December 30, 1966March 23, 2018

Felicia Maria (Ash) Pantoja, 51, or S. Dennis, MA formerly of Mattapan, MA, died Friday, March 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised in Boston, MA and was a graduate of Holy Cross Cathedral High School. Felicia is the loving daughter of Paul and her late mother Victoria (Gatewood) Ash (2012) whom she deeply missed and spoke of everyday. She is survived by her husband Daniel; her beloved son Armando and adored daughter Jessica Pantoja both of S. Dennis, MA; her brothers Paul Ash, Jr. of S. Dennis, MA; Anthony Ash of Chicopee, MA; Philip Ash of W.Yarmouth, MA and sister Patricia Taylor of Hyde Park, MA. She also leaves behind her cherished grandson Carter along with her loved nieces and nephews who she loved as if they were her own.

Felicia loved to work with children and was a proud and dedicated special education aide with Ezra H. Baker Elementary School in W. Dennis, MA for 21 years. She enjoyed walks on the beach with her family, music, singing and always looked forward to saturday nights where her brother Phil would bring over new movies for them to watch and order take out.Felicia was devoted to her family and loved to prepare and cook large meals for the family every Sunday. Above all else, Felicia looked forward to her daily visits from her grandson Carter. Family and Friends will gather Monday, April 2nd from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, S. Dennis, MA 02660 followed by an 11 am Mass at St. Pius X Church, 5 Barbara St., S. Yarmouth, MA 02664. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lupus Foundation of America. For online condolences, please visit


  • Lupus Foundation of America


  • Friends & Family Gathering Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 2, 2018

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Lisa Jackson

April 2, 2018

I met Felicia when I worked for the Dennis-Yarmouth School District. She was always smiling and laughing and such a nurturing person. We became friendly at school and she graciously invited me over to a family cookout which was fun.
A change of a job and years passing, I lost touch and sadly wished we had stayed in contact. I am truly sorry for the family of Felicia, she was a wonderful human being and she will be missed.

Candice Taylor

March 31, 2018

Felicia was a second mother to me and Lance. The thought of her no longer being available for us to see and hug her in the flesh is painful; however, knowing that she is resting in God's hands and reunited with my Nana brings me comfort and peace. Also, it reminds me not to be selfish because she is truly in a better place. God's will, not ours... God has recruited another soldier. Felicia, I love you with all my heart and will always love you. May your spirit look upon and over us. In Jesus name. AMEN.

Barbara Murray

March 30, 2018

Jessica and family,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Felicia.I will always remember our days as dance moms with you and Jenna.She was such a sweet funny Girl ,who loved the kids so much.Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!God bless!xo

Martha Tardif

March 30, 2018

Felicia and I crossed paths at EHB Elementary School. I knew her as kind, caring and patient with all the children that had the privilege of working with her. I will remember her fondly, my condolences to her own children, husband and family. Peace to you all.

Phyllis Reddick

March 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting felicia when her family moved into the Academy Homes, she was 8yrs old and i was 10, we became instant buddies. we stayed in touch through out the years, i got to visit her about 11 yrs ago in the cape which was so nice, it was like we never lost touch with each other, it hurt me to my heart to know she's gone now, my childhood friend, you will be missed dearly, my little sister from another mom

Bob Fantaroni

March 28, 2018

Dan and family.....I am so sad to hear about my good friend Felicia. She was such a kind and caring person with the kids she worked with, always giving more of herself to the kids than could be found in any job description. We worked with so many kids with challenges over our many years together and despite the complexity of the child ..she gave her heart and all of her effort to each child she worked with!
As her body struggled later on she still tried to push herself beyond her limits to help the children and We could see how she struggled and yet her personality was always upbeat and that contagious smile had you before you even spoke any words.
I use to tease her so , whenever Dan would stop by in the early morn with her coffee and how she appreciated that consideration by Dan. She often spoke about her family and At times Dan' medical stuff and she would worry, her heart was so special.
I was so honored at my retirement when she spoke at the gathering about how special we worked together with one of her favorite children....I was so touched by her sentiments about me, and I felt so honored by her comments.
I will remember her dearly, that smile...her warm greeting and her big hug of friendship.
She was in allot of pain in our last year together and had hoped that she could find some treatment to bring her vitality she can rest but we will miss her dearly.
With love

Sheila Jones

March 27, 2018

My dearest friend of over 40yrs, I will ALWAYS be loss without you. But today of all days the premier of the comeback of 'Roseanne' made me smile, laugh & cry thinking about you watching it nonstop; whether we were cooking, eating, talking or half asleep that was your OTHER lifešŸ¤£..Love you always!