Margaret (Joao) Moniz

December 23, 2019


Margaret (Joao) Moniz, 75, of New Bedford, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019, at Hathaway Manor, in New Bedford, in her sleep surrounded by her loving family.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late James Joao and Georgette (Monty) Joao and her companion Joseph Avila, she lived in the city most of her life. Margaret had worked as a tester at Titleist until her retirement, prior to that she had worked at Aerovox for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing BINGO, traveling and trips to Foxwoods.

She is survived by her son, Christopher M. Moniz and his wife Rebecca of Fairhaven; a daughter, Brenda Moniz and her fiance Kevin Pelletier of Fall River; four grandchildren, Jillian Bourque her longtime caregiver and her fiancé Adam Serrano, Christopher, Brandon and Jaelyn Moniz; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Brayden Bourque; a sister, Carleen Carrier of Carver; a sister-in-law Janine Plante and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was the sister of the late Robert Plante and Leonard Joao.

In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and memorial visitation will be on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 10am -12pm, with a service at 12pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Interment will be private.

Memorial Visitation

JAN 2. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719


JAN 2. 12:00 PM (EST)

Fairhaven Funeral Home
117 Main Street
Fairhaven, MA, 02719

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