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Life Story / Obituary
Arlene R. Fernandez, age 74, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at her daughter’s residence. Arlene was born in Chicago, IL, May 16, 1943, daughter of the late Harry and Martha (Nee: Nelson) Olsen.
On February 1, 1963 in New Jersey she was united in marriage to Frank Fernandez. Arlene was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for many years. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and the Good Timers Club. Arlene loved and devoted her life to her family. She was known for her generosity, quick wit, and no nonsense, fun loving approach to life.
She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of fifty-four years, Frank; her children, James Fernandez (Korina Battye), Annette (Tim) McCray, Joseph (Meredith) Fernandez; her six grandchildren, Adam, Alex, and Jill Fernandez, Joseph and Gianna Latorre, Ashley McCray; her three great-grandchildren, Delilah Rose Nunn, Isaiah and Layla Taylor; brothers, Howard Olsen, Norman (Jackie) Olsen; brother-in-law, Joe (Stephani) Fernandez; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. until time of Memorial Service at 4:00 P.M. Memorials to Save-a-Pet Foundation have been suggested.