Annette St. Onge, mother of Deacon Lawrence St. Onge

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Annette St. Onge, 93, of New Bedford died November 11 at The Oaks Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was the widow and beloved wife of Adelard W. St. Onge and daughter of the late Antonio and Aurore (Metivier) Medeiros Barboza. She was born in New Bedford and lived there as well as in Acushnet and Lakeland, Fla.

She was the loving mother of a son, Deacon Lawrence A. St. Onge and his wife Jacqueline of New Bedford and a daughter, Sandra L. Sevigney and her husband Mark of Assonet. She was the much loved nana to her grandchildren Kim M. McCormack and her husband Bruce of East Freetown, Lisa M. Martin of Scituate, R.I., Attorney Jennifer Sevigney Durand and her husband Bertrand of Stoughton and Brian J. St. Onge and his wife Fonya of Raynham. Her great-grandchildren Bruce McCormack III, Ashley McCormack, Christopher Shinnamon, Jaime Shinnamon, Abigail Durand, Margaret Durand, Erica St. Onge and Jacob St. Onge brought special joy and love to her life. She is also survived by three brothers, Emile Barboza and Norman (Pete) Barboza of New Bedford and Robert Barboza of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and one sister, Barbara Lewis of New Bedford.

She was predeceased by her brothers Anthony Medeiros, Arthur Medeiros, Armand Barboza and Rene Barboza, her sisters Irene Medeiros, Theodora Turgeon and Joan LeBlanc and her grandson, Jeffrey A. St. Onge.

Mrs. St. Onge attended New Bedford schools and worked for many years as a stitcher in various New Bedford textile mills having retired in 1981 from Eastern Sportswear. After retiring she moved to Lakeland, where she resided for 17 years, returning to this area in 2001.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated November 14 at St. Bernard’s Church, Assonet. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. 

Donations may be made in her memory to The Neediest Families Fund, c/o The Standard Times, 25 Elm Street, New Bedford, Mass. 02740. 

Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.

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