Catherine Ann Ponte

  • Born: March 27, 1943
  • Died: January 30, 2019
  • Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Northwoods Chapel

2180 Greenridge Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Tel. (843) 572.2339

Tribute & Message From The Family


Catherine Ponte, 75, of North Charleston, SC, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Her memorial service will be held Sunday, February 3, 2019 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road. The family will receive friends Sunday at 1:00 pm and a service will immediately follow at 2:00 pm. A service will also be held in Dartmouth, MA at a later date.

Catherine was born March 27, 1943 in New Bedford, MA, daughter of the late Cezar Cunha Bettencourt and the late Mary Jo Rodrigues Bettencourt. Cathy loved laughter, telling stories and being surrounded by her family. Her unique personality and loving nature will forever live on.

She is survived by two sons, George Ponte III of Ladson, SC and Scott A. (Robyn) Ponte of New Bedford, MA; three daughters: Laurie A. Ponte of New Bedford, MA, Tammy L. (Paul) Demarais of Spring Hill, FL, Kaylin M. (James) Horvath of Summerville, SC; five brothers: Cezar Bettencourt, Mike Bettencourt, Kenny Bettencourt, Steve Bettencourt, Ronnie Bettencourt; five sisters: Joan Smith, Betty Jeffrey, Linda Andrews, Susan Price, Mari Jo Medeiros; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother and sister, Randy Bettencourt and Joyce Bettencourt.