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“We were so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. She was always very sweet and kind to us and our daughter when we visited family next door ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Christopher Fudge - Acquaintance

“I had the pleasure to work with Cathy and hear her wonderful stories about her family and life experiences. She was a wonderful woman who will be...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jessica Howard - Hanahan, SC

“I am so glad I got to know "Moma Cathy" during my visits to N Charleston. She was a wonderful, witty lady and will be missed by all. Sending love and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Stephanie West - Toccoa, GA

“We hope heaven has a porch, so our neighbor/best friend will see us and greet us at the gate....May God bless this special lady!Cathy & Jamie Ballard ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Fudge Ballard - SC - Friend

“I'm still so shocked over this...Kenny and I can not attend this service but we will do our best to return home at the later planned one..Flights are...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Bettencourt - Punta Gorda, FL

“We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Cathy. She was a good person with a witty personality. Our family will be forever grateful for the...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lawrence & Julie Fudge - SC

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will have your family in my prayers over the coming days. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Weaver - North Charleston, SC

“My memories of Her are only of what I have heard from her loving daughter Tammy. I always remember the light in her eyes everytime she spoke of her...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: janet curcio - SPRING HILL, FL

“I will miss chatting with Cathy when I visit my cousin Cathy. So blessed to have gotten to know her! You all are in my thoughts/prayers! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Angie Hinson - Lancaster, SC

“My sorrow goes out to the Ponte family for your loss ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Marshall - New Bedford, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the Bettencourt and Jeffrey family for their loss. Cathy was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by all. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Nicole Ivers (Canuel) - MA


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.