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“My deepest sympathy to all friends and family of my dear aunt. I will take comfort in the lovely memories I have of your smile. ”
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“We are sorry for your loss! Fernanda was such a loving, gentle woman! Everyone here at Pitkat loved her. Our prayers are with all the special...Read More »
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“Odete and family. So sorry for your loss. She is now resting in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Friend Lucy Teles ”
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“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
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“My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is...Read More »
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Fernanda (Albuquerque) Cruz, 88, of Vernon joined her beloved husband in heaven on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Fernanda was the loving wife for 68 years of the late Joao Goncalves Cruz. Born on December 2, 1928 in Barbeita, Viseu Portugal. Fernanda and her family moved to the U.S. in 1967 where she worked for several years at the former Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in Hartford, retiring in 1993. Fernanda was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She loved her family dearly and spending time with them, was devout in her faith, and enjoyed praying the rosary. She is survived by her five children, Joe Goncalves and wife Germana of Portugal, Odete Carlos of Port St. Lucie, FL, John Goncalves and wife Emilia of So. Windsor, Fred Goncalves of Niantic, and Sal Cruz and wife Patricia of Vernon; her ten grandchildren, Anabela, Sandra, Elizabeth, Johnny, Silvia, Elisa, Alicia, Anthony, Adam, and Gabrielle; seven great grandchildren, Daniel, Sara, Ricky, Massimo, Samuel, Sebastian, and Mila. Calling hours will be Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Vernon. Burial will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fernanda's name to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. For online condolences and guest book please visit