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Mrs Irene Alice Genovese Fernandez
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1917
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 2011
San Martin
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Irene Alice Fernandez, 9/20/1917 - 9/1/2011, resident of San Martin,
our beloved Mother passed away peacefully in the home that she loved so much, at the age of 93.

Born in San Jose to Italian Immigrants, Enrico and Alice Genovese. Her early childhood was in San Jose, and then the family moved to Santa Clara. Irene was the eldest of three daughters. She graduated from High School and was Liberty Princess and Italian Queen at the Santa Clara Parade. Irene took business writing and worked at her parents Grocery Store. During the summer months she would also work at the Packing House in Santa Clara, where she met the love of her life, Joe Fernandez. They happily married on May 3, 1942.

Irene is predeceased by her Husband Joe Fernandez and their eldest son, Robert Fernandez. Irene is survived by three of her children, Rebecca Souza (Jerry), Carol Fernandez (Ron), and Joseph Fernandez (Joy). She was a loving grandmother to her four grandchildren, Natalie, Gina, Jerry, and Adam. Irene was like a Mother to Natalie, and she adored each and every one of her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren; Samantha, Houston, Carol, and Manny. As well as many cherished nieces and nephews. Mom loved her home and often enjoyed having her many friends over to visit. In her latter years, Irene also loved to spend time with her three very special cats. Special thanks for the caregivers; Gracelia, Elvia, and Maricel, for the exceptional care, love and respect given to our Mother.

Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7pm with Visitation beginning at 4pm, at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara. Funeral Service to be held, Thursday September 22, 2011 at 11am, at Sacred Heart Parish, 325 Willow Street, San Jose. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Nativity School. 310 Edwards Ave. San Jose, CA 95110.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on September 18, 2011. 
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Created by: Mark Utley
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76696174
Mrs Irene Alice <i>Genovese</i> Fernandez
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