Lorraine "Flora" Fernandes

November 12, 1934May 18, 2012

Lorraine “Flora” (Girouard) Fernandes, age 77, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of George Fernandes.

Mrs. Fernandes was a lifelong New Bedford resident. She was the daughter of the late Evariste and Leda (LeBlanc) Girouard.

Lorraine was a graduate of New Bedford High School and the Chicago Institute of Interior Decorating. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Painting, gardening and interior design were her favorite hobbies. She was a homemaker and former owner of Maid's of Massachusetts. She also worked in sales outside the home and was a past member of the Lions Club.

Survivors in addition to her husband are her three sons, Brian Fernandes and his wife Randie of Dartmouth, Gregg Fernandes of Medfield, Bruce Fernandes of Lake Worth, FL; three sisters, Yvette Bralewski of Georgia, Terry Pelletier and Irene Bielski of New Bedford; two brothers, Normand Girouard of New Bedford and Ernest Girouard of Freetown, four grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Herve Girouard, Oscar Girouard and Doris Lavoie.

Her Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 am on Friday, May 25, 2012 at St Mary Church 343 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8pm. Burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445 or to Arrangements are in the care of the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford. For tributes and directions please visit



  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Funeral Friday, May 25, 2012


  • Burial - Private

Lorraine "Flora" Fernandes

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Linda Small

May 23, 2012

Uncle George and Family,

My prayers and sympathies go out to you and your family.

Love Linda

MT Shore

May 22, 2012

Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Liz Niziak

May 22, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Liz and Brad

Nina Reed

May 21, 2012

Our love and deep sympathies to the Fernandes family.

Joe, Gloria,
Chris, Nina, and Kasia