- June 12, 1919 - March 14, 2017
- Brockton, Massachusetts
of Minnie's Passing
20 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
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“My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of such a long, fulfilling life with family and...Read More »
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“dear kenny, linda and family, jeff and i send our condolences ..... we are very sorry for your loss...sending light and love...
2 of 8 | Posted by: cindy (tino) goldberg - easton, MA
“We are so sorry for your loss - All of us at Irving's Home Center
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“After meeting Minnie, we quickly noticed how funny,kind and caring she was.We thank her for becoming "Ginny's" friend during a difficult time for all...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Al & Bonnie White - MA - Friend
“My heart is broken with the loss of a very dear friend. Minnie enriched my life in so many ways. I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to her...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sandie Raymond - Bridgewater, MA
“Minnie sat with my mom and 2 others at the nursing home every night. I had the privilege of sitting with them swapping stories and making Minnie...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Msyer - East bridgewater, MA
“My sincere deepest sympathy to the entire family. Minnie was such a special lady and friend to my Mom, Jennie.
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Meserve - Bridgton, ME
“Diana and Kenny words can't express how saddened I am for the loss of your mother. I will always remember the fun times. I had with your mother at...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Paes - Taunton, MA
BROCKTON——Minnie (Marques) Fernandes, 97, a resident of Brockton for the past 65 years, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater after a period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Manuel Fernandes for 77 years.
Born in Brockton, a daughter of the late Joseph and Otiquia (Sequeria) Marques, she was raised and educated in Bridgewater.
In 1958, Minnie along with her husband Manny founded Fernandes Lumber and Home Center of Depot Street (Rte.123) in Easton, which she operated for many years until her retirement and which is now owned and operated by her family.
A founding member and communicant of the Holy Cross Church in Easton, Minnie was an active volunteer with the Easton Lions Club.
Minnie's hobbies included knitting, crocheting, word search and reading. Most important to Minnie was her devotion to her late husband Manuel and her cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Minnie is survived by her children, Barbara Hopkins and her husband Earl of North Conway, NH., Diana Farrell and her husband Thomas of Mansfield and Kenneth Fernandes and his wife Linda of Easton; also survived by 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Jeana Fernandes.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home and Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Bridgewater. Donations in Minnie's memory may be sent to Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, 20 Burlington Mall Road, Suite 261, Burlington, MA. 01803. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com