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.