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Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes

Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes
  • April 13, 1930 - February 14, 2018
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • St. Mary's Church
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Dear Pauline, Steve, Chris & Family,Sending our thoughts and prayersWinchester Hospital Breast Care Center Staff ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Selleck-Graham - Woburn, MA

“Mary-Ellen, Pauline, Jean & Ann. My deepest thoughts and prayers to all of you at this very difficult time. I had wonderful memories growing up with...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Gregory Leo - Lawrence, MA

“Frank an I loved having Mary as our backyard neighbor. We did alot of talking across the fence. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: mary mogaero - melrose, MA

“Ann and FamilyOur deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.. We have lighted a candle...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Ray amd Kathy Wolinski - Woburn, MA

“So sorry about your loss she was a great person I will keep her in my prayers. She was a good person and a friend to my aunt Laura. Patty & Richard...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Juliano - Melrose

“Dear Jean and David the Fernandes family. I would like to express my sincere sympathy at this sad time. She was a wonderful person who was so very...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Robert Shay - Laconia, NH

“Jean and family,My sympathies to all during this time of grief. Jean, it seems a lifetime ago that we worked together at MWH. Remember all the...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Robinson (Campbell)

“Dear Jean & Family, We were sorry to hear of your Mom's death. She was such a loving and caring person. I will always remember my days working with...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jim & Donna Shay - ANDOVER, MA

“I have fond memories of your mother while I grew up in that neighborhood.My mother always spoke of her and considered her one of her close friends.My...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Bourque - Kingston, NH

“Dear Jean and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet person always smiling. I remember you Dad and, he was just as...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Rosemary Shay Beckford - MA

“Dear Jean, Mary Ellen and all,Oh, how I will miss your beloved Mom. She was such a sweetheart! I loved running into you all at yard sales and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“Sorry for the tremendous loss of a wonderful mother, mother in law, and grandmother. Every time I think of Mary I think... What a Blessing you are! ...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Lorraine Thompson - Medford, MA

“Dear Ann and Family,I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. May the love and strength of your friends and family help you during this difficult time. ...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Wendy Morrissey - Watertown, MA

“Jean and Family - we offer our condolances for your loss. may you be comforted by the love of family and friends during this difficult time. Dan...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Shay - Bartlett, NH - Family

“Dear Maryellen and Family, I have so many nice memories of your Mom when she'd come by to visit & always clean up the barrels or whatever else needed...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Pamela Ward - Melrose, MA

“Condolences Jean on the loss of your dear mother. May she Rest In Peace . ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Ed Moriarty - Salem, MA

“To our sister Mary, I will miss you forever! Heaven has gained another angel!I will miss our weekly phone calls Mary! RIP my beloved sister! ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Joe & Kay Donoghue - Billerica, MA

“My husband Joe has lost another wonderful, caring sister. We are devastated by her loss. All 4 of our nieces lovingly cared for their mother & Mary...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Kay & Joe Donoghue - Billerica, MA

“Dear Joe, Kay and family, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Claire and Paul Cook ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Claire and Paul Cook - Eastham, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes, of Melrose, died at her home on Feb. 14, 2018 at the age of 87. Mary was born & raised in Mission Hill and a graduate of Mission Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for over 60 years and worked as a Claim Adjuster for Central Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston & Waltham for over 35 years before her retirement at the age of 62. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose, St. Mary's Ladies' Sodality and the Melrose Women's Club. She volunteered at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital Gift Shop and at the Melrose voting polls. Mary enjoyed yard sales, reading, puzzles and cooking. She loved spending time with her "Circle of Friends" in Melrose and traveling to York, ME, Newfound Lake & the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Mary's family and grandchildren were the most important part of her life. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Delfino J. "Del" Fernandes for over 50 years. Loving mother of Mary Ellen Morrissey, Jean M. Shay & her husband David, all of Melrose, Pauline A. Re & her husband Steven of Medford and Ann M. Giso & her husband Joseph of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Brian, Alexander, Garrett, Christopher, Michael G. and Allyson. Caring sister of Joseph Donoghue & his wife Kay of Billerica and the late Teresa Moura and Edward Donoghue. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, Feb. 19th from 4-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176.

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