October 16, 2018

Donald T. Fernandes


Donald T. Fernandes, 62, of Maple Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on November 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Albert C. and Rita (Hammond) Fernandes, he was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mr. Fernandes was a Staff sergeant for the Army National Guard of Rhode Island for 29 years before retiring in 2008.

Donald was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. He was a member of the Riverside American Legion Post #10. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriots fan.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura J. Fernandes and her companion Christopher Finona of Riverside; a sister, Margaret M. McAteer and her husband Arthur of Warren; two granddaughters Desiree and Alyssa and three nieces. He was the brother of the late Albert Fernandes.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10:00 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday at 5-8 p.m.


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