April 1, 1931 - Dec. 11, 2012
Lucio "Papa" Margarito Fernandez, 81, originally from Colorado but life-long resident of Vacaville, passed away with his family beside him last Tuesday night. Known as 'Papa' to many, especially his grandchildren, he left us to be reunited with his numerous family members, friends and his beloved wife of nearly 40 years, Mary "Nana" Fernandez, who preceded him in death nine years earlier.
Lucio spent his early years serving in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper. After the Army, he began a career in construction for the next three decades.
Papa leaves behind, his five children, Kathryn, Joseph, Colleen, Robert, Emma and their spouses; nine grandchildren, Jozette, Clarissa, Robert, Louis, Christopher, Joshua, Lacee, Nathaniel and Ajay; seven great grandchildren, Reagan-Jo, Reece, Isaiah, Vanessa, Bella, Hannah, Christopher Jr., and two more on the way.
Services will be held Dec. 21, at 3:30 p.m., at The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, CA. Floral arrangements can be sent to Fairfield Funeral Home 707-425-1041.
Published in The Reporter on Dec. 19, 2012