Jerry Fernandez

October 30, 1926 - April 16, 2015
Jerry Fernandez

Jerry Fernandez, age 88, of New Port Richey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 16, 2015. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jerry lived a long and fulfilling life as both a husband and father. Jerry is survived by a loving family that includes his devoted wife of 62 years, Caroline Fernandez; his sister, Alice Nadzeika; his daughters CarolAnn, Diane and Suzanne; four grandchildren, Tiffany, Ronald, Danielle, and Brandon; seven great-grandchildren, Diandra, Kilye, Giovanni, Liliana, Kelsey, Aiden, and Brooklyn. A “Celebration of Life” memorial will be held in his honor on May 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. Friends and loved ones will gather to share stories from their own personal memories of Jerry and celebrate the incredible journey that was his life.


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  • April 17, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • April 22, 2015
    Scott Algeier says:
    I heard today from Alice about the passing of Mr. Fernandez. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He was a wonderful man and a pure gentleman. May the Lord welcome him home and comfort your family.

  • April 23, 2015
    Rachel Gunther says:
    My condolences and prayers are with your loved ones.

  • April 26, 2015
    Joanne Cline says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • May 04, 2015
    rocky & Maryann says:
    My wife and I met Jerry about 6 years ago right after Carol & Royal bought the house next door to us.

    Jerrys son in law Richard had been clearing out the trees and brush from their back yard and he & Jerry came over to our home to introduce themselves.
    The very first thing I notice about Jerry was his smile,
    It was almost the kind of smile of someone who knew a private joke and wasn't letting anybody else in on it, and over the many times we were together at Carols that smile was always there.
    I believe that smile was also an affirmation of his contentment.
    That contentment and pride was evidenced when he spoke of his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Wealthy or Rich
    Wealthy is defined as An abundance of valuable material possessions
    Although Jerry lamented a few times about not having been a really wealthy man, he was in fact a very rich man.
    He was an accomplished master cabinet maker and had the satisfaction of doing what he loved and was able to do it in his own business. In his later years he took great joy in making his model ships one in particular was an exact scale model of the SS Minnow that he made for Royale
    He was married to Carol a loving & caring wife who blessed him with
    with three beautiful daughters, Who intern gave him
    Four Grandchildren and Seven Great Grandchildren
    All of whom honored and adored him.
    He told me that in his 88 years he had no regrets and that he had lived a good life.
    In my opinion Jerry was indeed a very, very rich man.
    And although Jerry may not be physically here I do believe that he is watching and listening to us tonight and he is still smiling that secretive little smile of his.

  • May 07, 2015
    Kilye, kelsey, Brooklyn says:
    We love you grandpa

  • May 08, 2015
    Pat Jones says:
    May the lord bless Jerry on his journey to the other side. I know Jerry is looking down at his wonderful family and smiling.

  • May 08, 2015
    Pat Jones says:
    May the eternal light of life guide Jerry on his new journey

  • April 17, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • April 22, 2015
    Scott Algeier says:
    I heard today from Alice about the passing of Mr. Fernandez. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. He was a wonderful man and a pure gentleman. May the Lord welcome him home and comfort your family.

  • April 23, 2015
    Rachel Gunther says:
    My condolences and prayers are with your loved ones.

  • April 26, 2015
    Joanne Cline says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  • May 04, 2015
    rocky & Maryann says:
    My wife and I met Jerry about 6 years ago right after Carol & Royal bought the house next door to us.

    Jerrys son in law Richard had been clearing out the trees and brush from their back yard and he & Jerry came over to our home to introduce themselves.
    The very first thing I notice about Jerry was his smile,
    It was almost the kind of smile of someone who knew a private joke and wasn't letting anybody else in on it, and over the many times we were together at Carols that smile was always there.
    I believe that smile was also an affirmation of his contentment.
    That contentment and pride was evidenced when he spoke of his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Wealthy or Rich
    Wealthy is defined as An abundance of valuable material possessions
    Although Jerry lamented a few times about not having been a really wealthy man, he was in fact a very rich man.
    He was an accomplished master cabinet maker and had the satisfaction of doing what he loved and was able to do it in his own business. In his later years he took great joy in making his model ships one in particular was an exact scale model of the SS Minnow that he made for Royale
    He was married to Carol a loving & caring wife who blessed him with
    with three beautiful daughters, Who intern gave him
    Four Grandchildren and Seven Great Grandchildren
    All of whom honored and adored him.
    He told me that in his 88 years he had no regrets and that he had lived a good life.
    In my opinion Jerry was indeed a very, very rich man.
    And although Jerry may not be physically here I do believe that he is watching and listening to us tonight and he is still smiling that secretive little smile of his.

  • May 07, 2015
    Kilye, kelsey, Brooklyn says:
    We love you grandpa

  • May 08, 2015
    Pat Jones says:
    May the lord bless Jerry on his journey to the other side. I know Jerry is looking down at his wonderful family and smiling.

  • May 08, 2015
    Pat Jones says:
    May the eternal light of life guide Jerry on his new journey