It is with deep sorrow and love that we mourn the passing of our beloved mother Ludovina do Canto Monteiro (Vina) of Lexington MA, who passed at the age of 91. She died peacefully surrounded by family.
Born on the Island of Fogo in Cabo Verde, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Resende do Canto (Bábaba) and Rita Monteiro do Canto. Vina immigrated to the United States in 1966 to join her siblings.
Vina leaves behind her children:
Antonio Lopes (Jovi) of Los Angeles, CA; Antonia Lopes (Ron) San Diego, CA; Rosa Deleon (Santos) Lexington, MA; Rita Gonzalez Fogo, Cabo Verde; Charles Monteiro (Edith) Holt, MI and Alicia Santos-Silva (Filipe) Westport, MA. She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her brothers Justiniano do Canto of Brazil, Licinio do Canto of Milton, MA and many nephews and nieces.
Vina was a very hard working, independent woman. Working at times multiple jobs to support her family. She was an avid bingo player and loved to listen to her Cape Verdean music. After her retirement she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave, Milton 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday Jan 25th 2023.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 10:00am on Thursday Jan 26th 2023.
Burial to follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of family and friends, the reception after the funeral will be private.