Maria Eduina Fernandes
TEWKSBURY Maria Eduina (Lobao) Fernandes, 54, of Tewksbury, died Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Saints Medical Center after a long courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Armando R. Fernandes, with whom she celebrated their Thirty Second Wedding Anniversary last year.
A daughter of the late Leandro and the late Armandina (Silva) Lobao, she was born March 3, 1955, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, and was educated in that area. In 1974, she came to the United States with her family, settling in Lowell where she raised her family. She made her home in Lowell for over thirty years, before residing in Tewksbury since 2008.
Maria was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, and a member of the Holy Trinity Society. Known by her family and friends as a hard worker, Maria enjoyed taking care of her family most of all and spending time with them. She also enjoyed baking, knitting, and crocheting. She had worked as a machine operator for Joan Fabrics for more than twenty five years prior to her retirement.
In addition to her husband, Armando, she is survived by her son, Luis C. Fernandes and his fiancee, Christina Vasconcelos of Lowell; her sister, Herondina Pereira and her husband, Antonio, of Pelham, NH; and several nieces and nephews throughout the Lowell area and Terceira.
She was also the mother of the late Robert Fernandes who died December of 2000, and sister of the late Maria S. Silva who died in 2003 and the late Jose Lobao who died in 1996.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEB. 23. ON WEDNESDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO SAINTS FOUNDATION, 155 MERRIMACK ST., P O BOX 7075, LOWELL MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM