January 27, 1932 - June 28, 2021
Aleykutty H. Fernandes, age 89 of Irving, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2021. She was born January 27, 1932 in Kerala, India, to K.C. Joseph and Theresa Chacko. She was the third of five children. She married Hercules Fernandes in India, in 1969. They immigrated to the United States in 1973, hoping for a life of unlimited possibility and opportunity for their family. Mrs. Fernandes worked as a nurse for more than 40 years in hospitals in India and the United States, and retired from her nursing career at Parkland Hospital, in Dallas, TX, in 1997. Mrs. Fernandes’ loving, caring spirit was appreciated by her many patients and colleagues. She was a devout Christian and always a faithful member of her Catholic communities, St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Even in times of significant adversity, Mrs. Fernandes’ devotion never wavered. Her faithfulness was an inspiration and source of comfort to all those who knew her. Mrs. Fernandes enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with loved ones. She was friendly and welcoming to all, with a smile that lit up a room. Mrs. Fernandes loved her family and church community dearly. She will be fondly remembered for her strength, quick wit, boisterous laugh and steadfast trust in God’s plan for all. Mrs. Fernandes is preceded in death by her beloved husband. She is survived by her sons: Mervyn and Neville Fernandes; daughter Cheryl Angadicheril and her husband Zack Angadicheril; grandchildren: Mathew and Emily Angadicheril, and Adrian and Nala Fernandes. A funeral mass will be held 12:00pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 4922 Rosehill Rd, Garland, TX 75043, with Fr. James Nirappel officiating. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family will gather with friends, for a wake service, prior to the funeral mass, beginning at 10:30 am, at the parish hall. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to all of Mrs. Fernandes’ friends and neighbors who have cared for and supported her in recent years.
Aleykutty H. Fernandes, age 89 of Irving, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2021. She was born January 27, 1932 in Kerala, India, to K.C. Joseph and Theresa Chacko. She was the third of five children. She married Hercules Fernandes in India,... View Obituary & Service Information
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