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FONTES, Victor Augusto, of Boston, formerly of Cape Verde, passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2021, at the age of 72. Born and raised in Santa Catarina, Priaia, Cape Verde, he graduated high school in Portugal. After immigrating to the United States, Victor attended Northeastern University and graduated with his Bachelors Degree in engineering with the Class of 1980. He worked as a Civil Engineer for many years, prior to his retirement and was also a teacher. Victor had many passions in life, including going on walks with his children and grandchildren, his love of sports, especially the Boston Celtics, he was well traveled and he was a stand out soccer player back in Cape Verde growing up. He loved his Cape Verdean and African music. He was a mentor and educator and got so much joy from tutoring students in math at Roxbury Community College, Quincy College and Bunker Hill Community College. Victor was a very lucky man who had won numerous contests with prizes that included trips for his family, concerts and multiple lottery winnings, however, spending time with his family and friends was his biggest windfall. A devoted father, grandfather, son, nephew, cousin and friend, Victor will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Victor was the loving father of Kai (Fontes) Boucher and her husband Frantz, India (Fontes) Gerald and her husband Sam, Manuel Fontes and his wife Nicole, Jannelle Fontes and her husband Matthew Kowalski, and Shawn Mullins. Cherished grandfather to Amaya Mathieu, Braylen Boucher, Isla Boucher, Serena Boucher, Sierra Fontes, Achilles Fontes and Darius Fontes. Former husband of Brenda (Mullins) Fontes. Son of the late Pedro and Joanna (Pestana) Fontes. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings and social distancing, a private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette Church, Randolph followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Arrangements under the care of Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368.

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