Doris J. Fernandes, 79, of New Milford, died July 21, 2010, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. She was the widow of Joseph G. Fernandes.

Mrs. Fernandes was born June 9, 1931, in Teaneck, N.J., daughter of the late Henry and Irene M. (Williamson) Meyer.

She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing in New York.

Mrs. Fernandes was employed as a public health nurse for Chenango County, N.Y., from 1969 to 1982 and a nurse at Connecticut Community Care in Waterbury from 1982 until retirement in 1995.

She was a member of the Altar Guild of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington.

Mrs. Fernandes is survived by a son, Gary Fernandes, and his wife, Regina, of St. Charles, Ill.; two daughters, Carlyn Schumacher, and her husband, Michael, of Naugatuck, and Gail Whaley, and her husband ,Dennis, of Livingston Manor, N.Y.; and a grandson, Andrew Fernandes. She was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Brooks.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793; to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or to the American Red Cross, Attention Kim Davis, P.O. Box 37295, Washington, DC 20013.