BOSTON — Eleanor M. "Nan" (Fernandes) Correia, 83, of West Wareham, died April 19, 2010, in the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
She was the widow of the late Manuel "Daddy" Correia, and the daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Roderick) Fernandes. She was the partner of the late Antone "Tony" Dias.
Mrs. Correia was born in Bourne and lived in Wareham for most of her life. A graduate of Bourne High School, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Dudley L. Brown Post 2846 in Onset. She enjoyed playing bingo and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kim Rufo of West Wareham; two sons, Darrell M. Correia and Leslie Correia, both of West Wareham; five foster sons, Eli Cuadrado, Kevin Andrews, Tony Gonsalves, Billy Garant and Paul Fernandes; three sisters, Pearl Almeida and Dreena Jacobs, both of Bourne, and Elizabeth "Bubs" Campinha of Wareham; a brother, Anthony Fernandes of Bourne; six grandchildren, Ryan, Kelsey, Randi, Marques and Kira Correia, and Devon Rufo; a great-granddaughter, Raegan; and several nephews and nieces. She was the mother of the late Darrell P. Correia, and the sister of the late Peter Fernandes Jr., Manny Fernandes and Marie Rose.
Her funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2010, from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Route 28), Wareham, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Donations in honor and memory of Nan may be made to Hematology Research, Development Office, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
Published in the Cape Cod Times on 4/22/2010