DaPonte, Terezinha ‘Teresa’ Maria Demelo

DaPonte, Terezinha ‘Teresa’ Maria Demelo

July 30th, 2020

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Teresa DaPonte (born May 15, 1950), affectionately known by friends and family as “Momma T” and as “Vavo Girl” to her loving grandchildren, passed away at home, with her loved ones by her side. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Urbano DaPonte; her children: John, Nevin (Amber), Urban, and Andie (Emily); her grandchildren: Ethan, Olivia, Oliver, Kaiden, and Willa; and the many family, friends and loved ones whose lives she touched and brightened with her love and presence. Her children and grandchildren were her absolute pride and joy. She loved them to infinity and beyond. Teresa is now reunited with her fellow lady bugs in heaven, including her mother Honorinda, father Manuel, granddaughter Maddi, goddaughter Brandie, and her canine pals Maggie, Mia and Stella. Teresa faced the world with positivity, eternal optimism, compassion, love and acceptance. She loved and protected her family and loved ones fiercely. She believed in facing life with fearlessness and living to the fullest. She embraced different cultures and world experiences; she loved her fellow humans, no matter their background or journey. She saw beauty and worth in everyone. She never stopped telling her family how much she loved them, even in her last days. May we all live life full of love, like Teresa did. If you knew Teresa and are reading this, you can be certain that she loved you, misses you, and looks forward to seeing you one day. Until we meet again. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery & Holy Family Chapel Mausoleum. Registration is required to attend the visitation and service.

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Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Teresa are asked to consider the Children’s Health Foundation or the London Regional Cancer Program. A celebration of Teresa’s wonderful life will be arranged at a future date when all family and friends can safely congregate.

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ChristineMy dear cousin even though we were miles apart you still kept in contact with me via Facebook messanger and video chats on it I love you so much our love for ladybugs 🐞 bonded us even closer Thank you for your advice and inspiration on every obstacle I had you always brightened my day I will miss you but I know where you are and deserve all of it ! Love you forever and to her sons thank you for being the ultimate example of what a son is ! And Urbano love u too Love Cousin Christine Melo from Boston Ma
Nancy StanlickUrbano & family.I worked with Teresa at St. Joseph’s. Teresa was such a lovely lady & so caring. She always greeted you with her beautiful smile. Teresa always spoke about her “treasured gift” her family. May your treasured memories of Teresa be of great comfort to you at this difficult time.
Nancy StanlickUrbano & family.I worked with Teresa at St. Joseph’s. Teresa was such a lovely lady & so caring. She always greeted you with her beautiful smile. Teresa always spoke about her “treasured gift” her family. May your treasured memories of Teresa be of great comfort to you at this difficult time.
GLORIA and MIKE DEMELO MISSING YOU DEAR FRIEND TERESA We are very sorry for your loss. Teresa was a special friend and a wonderful person she will be missed a lot. We are sending our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Keeping you all close to our thoughts and prayers.
Tina HickeyIt makes me so sad to hear of Teresa's passing. Condolences to all of her lovely family that she spoke of with pride all the time. My mom (Maria) and Teresa has the same endometrial cancer and they met at Chemo and instantly had a connection. My mom passed away a year and a half ago. I remember my mom always talking about the undeniable faith that Teresa had and how she admires the strength she drew from that faith. I'm sure they're having a glass of wine in heaven talking about how they can guide us from above. Keep that faith in mind as you grieve a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tina
Wayne FloorenVery, very sorry to hear this. At lot of us worked with Urbano for a long time and knew Teresa thru him. When I got married they were very big in my life. I don’t know what to say. This is hard. Take care guys. God Bless.
Michelle davisMy sincerest condolances to Terea's family. Teresa had the most lovely spirit.. during her treatments she was always so positive! I loved seeing her and looked forward to it. She had such a zest for life and spoke so highly of all of her family. I will miss her. Thinking of you all
Sandee Martin I'm very sorry to hear of Teresa's passing. My condolences to her family she loved so much. She was a lovely lady and a pleasure to be around.
Vicky VeselinovicMy condolences Urban to You and your Family
ConnieGomesUrbano my deepest sympathy, she will be greatly missed.❤️❤️
Lucinda SantosA good friend who will be greatly missed Our last outing was in Feb before I went away and we promised eachotherv that we would get together again in the summer when I would be back I guess God had other plans and wanted her with him sooner. May she be smiling down on us from heaven and interceding for her family and friends with our Lord and Mother Mary Our sincere condolences to her husband Urban and entire family Our prayers are with you at this time May she be the Lord and Rest In Peace She was a beautiful lady both in and out You will be greatly missed my friend
Ayse GurunMy dear friend Teresa, I will always remember you Your smile, our chats and get togethers. My deepest condolonces to the family members. Rest in peace lovely kady.
Beverly DeMelo“Death leaves a headache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” -Irish saying. Theresa was a special lady, I remember working with Theresa on the nursing units, St Joe’s, always with a smile, respect for her colleagues, and love for the patients, and as well as a dear cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. David & Beverly DeMelo
Paul & Zenaide Rafeiro Urbano and family, We send our deepest condolences for the loss of Teresa. She was a remarkable lady and will be missed by all who where fortunate to have been touched by her incredible love of life, family and God. May the peace of our Heavenly Father be with during this time of great loss. Paul and Zenaide
AnimusThose we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed And very dear. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Tom and Sue BoydUrbano and family! Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Theresa!
Clement DeMelo So sorry to hear about Teresa's passing. Our thoughts are with Urbano and the family. Keep her memories in your heart, those memories will help you thur. Stay strong. Clement (Sam) and Sandy
David PrestonOur heartfelt sympathies to Urbano and Family. Teresa's faith in God shone through even in her very difficult times. What an inspiration and hope to many! May happy memories help ease your grief and bring you comfort. Peace & Prayers, Dave & Barb Preston
Deanna & Delyse BraganzaOur sympathies to the Urbano Family. Teresa was a wonderful person loved by us all in the Connect Group. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. She always spoke about her family lovingly. We are going to miss you in our midst. will miss all your messages too. Eternal rest grant unto Teresa O Lord and may her departed soul rest in peace. Amen.
Jenny & AnneSo sorry to hear of your loss - Teresa was a very vibrant and lovely lady. We loved her as a patient and as a friend. She always asked how we were. We shall miss her smiling face.
Marissa PintoDeepest condolences to you both Andie and Emily. May God give you the grace to deal with this irreplaceable loss. Keep her Smiling in your hearts forever...... The Lord’s peace be upon you and May His Spirit guide you on 🙏🙏🙏
Dawn and MatteoOur deepest sympathies to the family of Theresa we just learned of her passing and are shocked to hear of this. We will always remember her kindness and beautiful spirit and her impact she left on us with her love of life she would always share her next adventure she was taking with us or talk of visiting her family she will forever be in our thoughts and heart. Dawn and Matteo.
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