July 15, 2020

Antonieta “Toni” M. Vargas-Surette


Seekonk – Antonieta “Toni” M. Vargas-Surette, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was the loving wife of Jason R. Surette, Sr. Born in Faial, Azores, she was the daughter of Jose and Zulmira (Medeiros) Vargas of East Providence.

Antonieta worked at Best Buy in North Attleboro, MA for fifteen years and recently on the Geek Squad team. Her most important role in life was being a mother, which she exemplified beautifully.

She watched over and protected her son while creating an inseparable bond between them. Toni lived for her family and always put her loved ones first. She found joy in everything and was always willing to help anyone. Her contagious laughter and undeniable presence will be greatly missed by everyone, especially her beloved bullmastiff, Lilac and feline friend, Mini.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her loving son, Jason R. Surette, Jr. of Seekonk, MA; two sisters, Zulmira Catoni and her husband, Dante, and Heloisa Vargas, all of East Providence; parents-in-law, Russell and Susan Surette of Seekonk, MA; brother-in-law, Steven Surette and his wife, Natalie, of Swansea; two nieces, Chrissa and Chloe; two nephews, Tyler and Peyton; two uncles, Luis Vargas and his wife, Rosalina, of Pawtucket and Carlos Rebelo of Pico, Azores; five aunts, Lucia Barquinha of England, Manuela Desiato of Italy, Madalena Vargas, Luisa Bettencourt and Filomena Salgado, all of Faial, Azores. She was the niece of the late Paulo Vargas, Antonio Vargas and Rebello Medeiros.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., Providence. Interment followed in Seekonk Cemetery. VISITATION was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. in William W. Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com


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