Fernanda Maria Rezendes

April 7, 1972July 6, 2018

Fern was a beautiful, strong, determined person with an infectious smile and a life of the party personality. Fern was a true diva and always made her presence known when she entered a room. She always made a lasting impression. She was truly the best sister anyone could ever have been lucky enough to have. She was an amazing, dedicated mother, wife, daughter, aunt and godmother. She was loved by many and will be forever missed.

Fernanda was born in the Aҫores, a daughter of Jose and Maria Nunes of New Bedford and a 1990 graduate of New Bedford High School. She was an Assistant Manager for Hannoush Jewelers in Taunton for 23 years, she enjoyed traveling and cherished the time spent with her family.

She was the devoted wife of Michael and the loving mother of Sydney and Avery; the sister of Paula Del Ponte and her husband Vic of Gales Ferry, CT and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her Funeral Mass to which relatives and friends are invited will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Keeping with Fernanda’s wishes, public visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are in the care of the ROCK FUNERAL HOME in New Bedford.


  • Jose Nunes, Father
  • Maria Nunes, Mother
  • Michael Rezendes, Husband
  • Sydney Rezendes, Daughter
  • Avery Rezendes, Daughter
  • Paula Del Ponte and her husband Vic, Sister
  • She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fernanda Maria Rezendes

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Louise Holt

July 9, 2018

My crazy, lovely Fern. For twenty plus years we were sharing and making memories of friends, events, families ....Now you are gone. You always could make me laugh, even when I didn’t feel like it. You were always there if I needed you. I’m so glad you made it to my Daughters wedding (that was the last time I saw you) I will always cherish our friendship.
You gave me a bracelet once that said Hero on it, I don’t remember what I did but Fern, you are MY hero.

Love you always diva!
Louise Holt

Bob McMahan

July 9, 2018

I knew Fern for many years visiting the Hannoush store in Taunton. She was always a bright and uplifting person to greet you. Her smile would light up the store, her sense of humor sharp and funny. Rest In Peace you beautiful lady. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Bob McMahan

Donna Cordeiro

July 9, 2018

To the Family of Fern .
Words cannot express how deeply saddened Danny and I are to hear of the loss of our dear friend Fern . We have been so blessed to have known such a special lady. I have have had the pleasure of knowing her for over 25 years and in that time though maybe not getting to be together as often as we wanted to we always tried to be in touch with one another . You are all in our thoughts and prayers . Love Donna and Danny

Tammy Whittaker

July 9, 2018

To the family of Fern,

I had the opportunity to know Fern for the past 23 years as we met at her work place Hannoush Jewelers. I was fortunate enough that she came to my wedding with Ali on January 30th 1999 and was part of my special day. She always had me laughing when I went to the store, and honestly sometimes it was just to say hi to Fern (okay and Ali too). I loved to see her and the amazing outfits she had on and of course she always looked stunning and had this zest for life! We talked about our children and families and she had this infectious smile! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love she gave and the memories she created. She touched so many and surely is the best dressed looking angel in heaven.

Love Tammy Whittaker

Melissa Paradise

July 9, 2018

Fern, too many memories to share of our amazing adventures over the years. I'm heartbroken over this news. I can't imagine not hearing your laugh or seeing your beautiful smile. Thank you for ALL the wonderful times spent together and for always believing in me.
I love you. 'Little Buddy."


July 8, 2018

Fern you were an amazing friend to me I will forever keep all the memories we had from the crazy driving to Enrique and Jlo concert how you got us to Boston less than hour while holding on to my dear life Our Mexico Trip the laughs tears and advise you gave me .For that i am forever grateful. May God give strength to Mike and your daughters and the rest of the family .Fly high amiga no more suffering

Stacey Knox

July 8, 2018

Fern was such a strong, positive woman. Her loss will be felt by many including myself and my office staff who have had the privilege of knowing her for many years. She was a beautiful soul. My heart goes out to her family and many friends. May you find peace.

Karen Meyer

July 7, 2018

I was the principal of Ashley School when First Sydney and then Avery started school there. Fern changed the temperature in every room she entered! Awesome mom! So sorry for your unbearable loss.