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Janice Fernandes

September 9, 1933May 17, 2021

Janice Fernandes, 87, of Fairhaven passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, in her residence. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Antone and Beatrice (Gonsalves) Fernandes she was a lifelong area resident. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. She was a faithful steward of the church. Janice worked as an executive secretary at Goodyear.

Janice was a loving woman who loved life and did her best to live each day to the fullest. She loved music, dancing, cooking. She loved to travel. She was a true crafter. Her favorite being bird carving. She made many beautiful birds. She was a dedicated daughter as her mother aged. Caring for her to the very end. Janice loved all her nieces and nephews. Always proud to share all of their accomplishments with her friends. She was a true friend to all she knew. Her family and friends feel blessed to have known her.

She is survived by a sister, Vivian Lewis of Fairhaven; a brother, Anthony D. Fernandes and his wife Christel of Germany; nieces, Heidi J. Lewis of Philadelphia, PA and Regina Kelly of Andover; and a nephew, Peter Fernandes of Austin, TX. She leaves behind several great-nieces and nephews as well as many loving members and dear friends.

Her visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rt. 6, New Bedford.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, May 21, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, May 21, 2021

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Celina Caldas

June 11, 2021

Janice was my coworker at Goodyear for ten years. She loved a variety of crafts and was meticulous in all she did. Janice was a fashionista always with perfect hair and makeup. She loved her family and was devoted to her mother. We both loved the arts and she , her mother and I were a trio when she took us to the Zeiterion. Janice was a good friend and I always wished I had her flair. I will miss her! Condolences to her family and friends. RIP Janice from your friend Celina.

Anna Mete

May 23, 2021

I am so saddened to read today that my dear friend, Janice, has passed away. We worked together at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. many years ago and had kept in touch since. Such a sweet person. I will miss her. My condolences to the family. May her memory be a blessing.

Georgina Reis

May 22, 2021

Today I'm sad the phone rings from Ma.my sister Horty .
Sorry Georgie your friend Janice die...
She was my best friend a classy lady of so manny talents humble,sincere and honest.
Now I keep in my heart precious memories of us together.
To Heidi Vivian and the whole my condolences.
R.I.P. my friend till we meet again..
Georgina and husbandJohn from Florida.

Susan Jackson

May 21, 2021

Janice was originally one of my embroidery customers. We soon built a relationship through our love of the arts. She talked me into joining her bird carving classes and we shared that too. She invited me into her home where I got to meet her wonderful mother and sister. We would also connect at St. Joe’s. I am sorry that I haven’t kept up with her in the last two years as I moved away and didn’t keep up with classes due to my own failing health. She will be fondly remembered!

Sharyn Souza

May 21, 2021

I've lost a dear friend and will miss her very much. Janice was a very caring person. She loved making blueberry pies for people. Rest in peace Janice. My sympathy to her family.

Audrey deSena

May 21, 2021

I just read of the passing of Janice. She was a dear friend and cousin and I will miss her so very much. I spoke with her on Sunday and she said she was doing well. We were going to meet soon for a luncheon. I know that there is a special place in Heaven for her. May she rest in peace. My sympathy to her family. Cousin, Audrey

Jacqueline Centeio

May 21, 2021

Sonny, Vivian and family, My deepest condolences on the passing of Janice. She was such a wonderful, gentle talented woman who was in my life since childhood. May she rest in peace and her memories sustain you all.

Derek Morris

May 20, 2021

Janice was a wonderful lady with a caring heart n kindness soul. Janice will be missed for many things to many people I know my mother will miss their weekly talks on the phone. Janice always had great ideas of natural remedies and great places to eat. I am sure my mother is thankful to have had the opportunity to speak to her the day before her passing not knowing what was ahead. Janice, may you rest in peace and be with the Angels and float in the clouds with my dad and many others. Our condolences to her entire family. So sorry for your lose.
Derek Morris
Jimmy Morris

Darlene Livramento-Andrade

May 20, 2021

I have fond memories of Janice from my childhood days. Living in East Fairhaven, I would drive my Nana (Olivia Morris) around town to visit her cousins, drink coffee/tea and enjoying one anothers conversations. I loved going to their house to play with Heidi, and to see the beautiful artwork of Janice & Vivian's. They were all so loving. What a wonderful family.
Janice, May you rest peacefully in Paradise in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Gregory & Joyce Centeio

May 19, 2021

Vivian, Sonny and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Janice. Remembering all the good memories from New Bedford and Fairhaven. It was always a pleasure to see her on occasion and reminisce about days gone by. Our prayers are with you during these difficult days

FROM THE FAMILY