Doris Fernandes, 79, lived in New Milford
Published 8:03 pm, Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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.