Floral 23


March 6, 2024


FERNANDES, VELMA R. (ROSE) 79, of Woodland Drive, Coventry, and formerly of New Bedford, MA, passed away at the Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center of RI on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. She was the wife of the late John G. Fernandes. Born in New Bedford, MA, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Ruth (Montiero) Rose.

Velma married and raised her family. She was a dedicated wife and mother. Velma enjoyed day trips to the nearby Casinos, rooting for the San Diego Chargers, now Los Angeles Chargers NFL team, but mostly, she loved to spend time with her family.

She was the mother of Tammy F. Donovan and the grandmother of Kenzel J. Donovan, both of San Diego, California. Velma was the sister of Margaret Fonseca of New Bedford, MA, Bobby Montiero of Rhode Island, and the late Eugene Montiero, Reginald Montiero and Allie Almeida.

At the family’s request a private Memorial Service will be held in San Diego, California. Memorial donations to the Patient Activities Fund at the Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center of RI, 10 Woodland Drive, Coventry, RI 02816 would be appreciated.  Arrangements are with the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT in Coventry. iannottifh.com







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