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1940 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

(Peterson) Of Pepperell, MA passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2016 after long battle with many health conditions. She was born in Concord, MA, on April 30, 1940, the daughter of John and Gwendolyn (Hillock) Peterson. Joyce's early years were spent in Concord, MA, where she attended the Concord-Carlisle High School.

She is pre-deceased by her husband of 10 years, Francis Fernandes, Jr., of Lowell, and her sisters Geraldine Tuomi of Harvard, Virginia Berg of Boxboro and Bernice Lawson of Pinellas Park, FL.

She is survived by her brother Everett Peterson and wife Donna, of Southampton, MA; long term companion Lance J. Allen of Pepperell; eldest son Frances F. Fernandes III and Mary Dwyer of Pepperell; Ricardo A. Fernandes and Dawn Budd of Augusta, GA; and Arthur A. Fernandes and Henry Seider of Winthrop. One of the greatest joys of Joyce's life was her 6 grandchildren: Ceretha M. Fernandes of Westford, Francis F. Fernandes and wife Wendy Wong of San Francisco, CA, Nicholas Fernandes of Ramstein, Germany, Louis Fernandes of Palo Alto, CA, Michael Fernandes and Lynn Wheeler of Gardner, Alex Fernandes of Medford, and two great grandchildren Logan Frank Fernandes and Ava Katherine Fernandes. Joyce is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday, July 6, 4-7 PM at the Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main Street (Rt. 113) PEPPERELL, MA 01463. Interment will follow on Thursday, July 7, 11:00 AM, at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 24 Court Lane, Concord, MA 01742. For those who wish contributions may be made in her memory to the . Please visit mcgaffiganfuneral.com
Published in The Boston Globe on July 3, 2016
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