Fernandes, Jose "Quintas".
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Jose Fernandes "Quintas", age 72 of Bridgeport, beloved husband of Almira Fernandes, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 18, 1940 in Quintas Portugal, he was the son of the late Antonio Fernandes and Delfina Goncalves. He retired from the City of Bridgeport at the age of 55 and was a member of the Vasco da Gama Portuguese Club. His favorite pass times was spending time with his family and playing cards with his friends at the Portuguese Club. He also enjoyed building and working on his garden "quintal" in Portugal. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Almira Fernandes and beloved children, Fernanda Oliveira and husband Justo of Seymour, Elisa Teixeira and husband Jose of Bridgeport, Miguel "Mike" Jorge Fernandes and wife Helena of Shelton, his grandchildren, Melissa Oliveira, Alexander Fernandes, Jacob Fernandes and Emma Fernandes, his brother, Albino Fernandes and wife Aldina, his brother-in-law, Paulo Ramada and wife Jacinta and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews residing in Portugal and Connecticut. He is predeceased by his sister, Maria Goncalves and brother-in-law, Joao. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport and at 9:00 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 429 Huntington Rd., Bridgeport with a Mass of the Christian Burial. Entombment in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 127 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473 in memory of Jose. To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit www.parentelauro.com
Parente-Lauro Funeral Home Inc.
559 Washington Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604
Published in Connecticut Post from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013