WAREHAM - Mary B. (Baptista) Montrond, 94, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Tobey Hospital. She was the widow of Anthony Paul Montrond and the daughter of the late Frank and Candida (Lopes) Baptista.
She was a former employer at the Hingham Shipyards, Aerovox Corporation, Cornell Dublier and a high school cafeteria worker for Wareham Public Schools.
Mary enjoyed many pastimes, which included travelling. She fulfilled a promise to her mother of visiting the Cape Verde Islands where she spent time with relatives and seeing the family homestead. Mary also enjoyed spending time in her craft room sewing, jewelry making and painting. She enjoyed making beautiful diamond dotz pictures and lighted glass blocks that she made for many friends and families. Mary loved spending time with family and friends especially when she would tell stories. Among some special memories was Mary receiving her G.E.D with her husband when they were in their seventies. She flew a plane for her eightieth birthday and when she returned from Cape Verde, she made one thousand pillowcase dresses for the girls in Cape Verde (100 for each island).
Survivors include her son, Anthony P. Montrond, Jr. of E. Wareham), daughter Martha T. Montrond of S. Plymouth, son Frank J. Montrond of Kailua Kona, HI, son Arthur M. Montrond and his wife Denise of Plymouth, daughter Michelle A. Montrond of E. Wareham, and daughter Anna L. Messner and her husband Kurt of Plymouth. She had 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Maria Rodrigues-Cabral and Michael A. Montrond. She was predeceased by her siblings, James Baptista, Jennie Filkins, Marlene Fernandes and Benjamin Baptista.
Visiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
Her funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mary’s name to The American Cancer Society, at cancer.org.