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Lillian Leite Fernandez

August 10, 1926January 22, 2021
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Lillian Leite Fernandez, 94, passed away early Friday morning, January 22, 2021, peacefully. She was born to the late Erundina Leite and Augustus Rose, Sr on August 10, 1926. She was a lifetime resident of Cape Cod. She was the wife of the late Manuel J. Fernandez, Sr. Lillian was a homemaker and raised eleven children. She was devoted to her family. As a young mother she took her young children and went to work picking cranberry with Makepeace Farms. In later life she went to work as a laundress with the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis. As a young girl Lillian loved to tap dance and this love of dance and music continued throughout her life. She loved to cook; preparing dishes of Jag, Munchupa, Canja, stews and many other recipes. Lillian loved to travel with family and friends especially through the New England states. Lillian enjoyed having her morning coffee and reading the Cape Cod Times. She was well versed in the affairs of the world and was very opinionated and shared with others her views. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed scratch tickets and her daughters often took her to Foxwoods.

She is survived by her brother, Augustus Rose, Jr, her children, Elizabeth Sullivan, Brenda, Deborah Rose, Dana and wife Elenor, Diana, Charlene, Joan, Shelley Sherman and husband Bill and Lance, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Lillian was preceded by her sisters Senna Fernandez, Alice Pina, Sylvia Leite, her sons Michael Fernandez, Manual Fernandez, Jr. and her grandson Dana Fernandez, Jr.

The family acknowledges her granddaughter Erundina Fernandez with a special thank you for taking loving care of her.

It will be a private service and burial.

In lieu of flowers, you may remember Lillian through a donation to St.Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, ( or the charity of your choice.


  • Erundina Leite and Augustus Rose,Sr., Parents (deceased)
  • Manuel J. Fernandez, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Augustus Rose, Jr, Brother
  • Elizabeth Sullivan, Daughter
  • Brenda Fernandez, Daughter
  • Deborah Rose, Daughter
  • Dana Fernandez (wife Elenor), Son
  • Diana, Daughter
  • Charlene, Daughter
  • Joan, Daughter
  • Shelley Sherman (husband Bill), Daughter
  • Lance, Son
  • Senna Fernandez, Sister (deceased)
  • Alice Pina, Sister (deceased)
  • Sylvia Leite, Sister (deceased)
  • Michael Fernandez, Son (deceased)
  • Manual Fernandez, Jr, Son (deceased)
  • Dana Fernandez, Jr., Grandson (deceased)
  • She is alsosurvived by, 15 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
    The family acknowledges her granddaughter Erundina Fernandez with a special thank you for taking loving care of her.


  • Burial

    Friday, January 29, 2021


Lillian Leite Fernandez

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Ann Sennott

February 10, 2021

Dear Brenda,

I was so saddened to read of your Mom's passing; I had been thinking of her lately and wondering how she was doing. She was always such a beautiful lady - inside and out with a smile that would light up the room when she walked in.

I remember well the good times she and my Mom had playing Bingo and going out to have "fun" - give those girls a jukebox, a dance floor and half a cocktail and we became their "babysitters" to be sure they didn't get into too much trouble!! Oh, those were the days -- we all had a good time. And though my Mom has been gone over 40 years now, I remember it like it was yesterday. I am sure they are up in Heaven putting their heads together to see what mischief they can do next or where to find a Bingo game.

May all your wonderful memories of Miss Lillian bring you and your family comfort and peace now and in the days to come. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. May your Mom rest in peace.



Brenda Fernandez

February 6, 2021

Ma it is so hard to say goodbye... you have been in my life for seven decades. I miss you and I will miss our talks and having coffee, tea and toast together.
I will remember the special moments, I will remember the laughter, and the tears. Love you, Ma.

Rest In Peace and may the angels hold you close within the divine light of love.
Your daughter, Brenda

Dianne Kenney

February 1, 2021

Dear Joan, Gus, and family - So sorry to hear about Lillian. I enjoyed the many hours we shared playing bingo on Sunday evenings and ocassionally on Fridays. She had a wealth of knowledge about sooooo many people and I enjoyed listening to her share the "gossip". Her smile, her concern for many, and that delightful personality will be missed. Love to all, You are in my prayers Dianne Kenney

Joan Fernandez

January 30, 2021

To my sisters, brothers, and your families, there's a special place in all our hearts for our mother, just like there's a special place in every mother's heart for her children. We must continue to carry her memory in that special place in our hearts. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of our mother.

Love, Joan

Elena and John Nichols

January 30, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. I am very glad that my mother was able to meet this lovely lady two years ago when my mother visited from the Philippines. My sister Elenor talks about her mother in-law Lillian with such fondness.

Our love and condolences,
Elena and John

Desiree Rose

January 29, 2021

Sorry very sorry for your loss sending love and prayers RIP Auntie Lillian ❤️🙏🏾

Susan Pires

January 29, 2021

Brenda, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts.

Michael & Susan Pires

Kathleen Simmons

January 28, 2021

We were sorry to hear of Lillian's passing. Our condolences ,love and prayers go out to you all. I remember going to her house as a child to play. She will be remembered and missed by all. Love Kathy Gomes Simmons and Family

Deborah Rose

January 28, 2021

Ma your in a better place now your with your mother an sons ,sisters RIP Love daughter Deb

erundina fernandez

January 28, 2021

Thank you for being my nana and for all of the wonderful memories. I love you always.