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Fernanda Maria (Neves) Bernardo

September 24, 1936 October 26, 2020
Fernanda Maria (Neves) Bernardo
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Fernanda Maria (Neves) Bernardo, 84, of Wilbraham, passed away peacefully in Florida on October 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, daughter of the late Jaime and Maria (Silva) Neves, she immigrated to the United States at the age of 16 residing in Chicopee, Wilbraham and Sturbridge. When she first arrived, she worked at Chicopee Undergarment to help her family, and then enrolled in Mansfield Beauty school to become a hairdresser. She then earned her GED and later went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She retired at the age of 72 from Springfield College where she worked as a Dorm security guard for 15 years. Fernanda was a member of the Portuguese-American Club in Chicopee in her early years, was active in the Sturbridge Senior Center, and was a faithful communicant of St. Cecilia Parish also belonging to it’s Woman’s club and Choir. In her spare time, she loved the beach, long walks, Portuguese music, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Fernanda was the beloved mother of Beatrice Abrahamson and husband Paul, Manny Bernardo and wife Cindy, Sharon Lashway and husband Jeff, Jennifer Bailey and husband Bill; a cherished grandmother to Kyle & Caitlin Abrahamson, Kara & Zachary Dziama, Joshua, Haley and Sara Bernardo, Brittany & Brian Lashway Axelrod, Brianna Lashway, Brooke Lashway & fiancé Clay Simmons, and Will & Lauren Bailey; an adoring great-grandmother to Emma & Mason Dziama; a dear sister to Libby & Joe Fernandes, Victor & Lisa Neves, Rose Berry, Connie & Amandio Fernandes, Teresa & Howard Lamothe, Clara & Miguel Mireles, Adelino & Marianne Neves, Elaine & John Warren, Cousin Mario & Roe Silva, and also leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and dear friends. Funeral services for Fernanda will be held on Wednesday, November 11th. Visitation will be from 8:30-10:00am in Ludlow Funeral Home followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00am in St. Cecilia Parish in Wilbraham. Burial will be held privately by the family in St. Aloysius Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fernanda’s memory to St. Cecilia Parish or Alzheimer’s Association (
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8:30 AM 11/11/2020 8:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
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11:00 AM 11/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Cecilia's Parish

42 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

St. Cecilia's Parish
42 Main Street Wilbraham 01095 MA
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