Joaquina Fernandes Galego

Joaquina Fernandes Galego, 88, of East Providence, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence.

She was the wife of the late Alvaro Pereira Galego.

Born in Aljustrel, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Inacio and Maria (Guerreiro) Fernandes.
“Jackie” was a seamstress for Helene’s Bridal Shop and La Bottega for over 25 years. Always a jovial spirit, Jackie exhibited kindness and generosity that knew no bounds. She enjoyed travel, gardening, watching movies and spending time with family. She was a caring and loving person to all.

Jackie is survived by her son, Michael F. Galego of East Providence and his girlfriend Holly Guernon of North Smithfield and also two brothers, Silvestre Fernandes of Pawtucket and Inacio Fernandes and his wife Maria Estrela of Faro, Portugal. She was the sister of the late Maria da Palma of East Providence and Delmira Coelho of Faro, Portugal.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM in Saint Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be private. Arrangements by the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME.


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3 entries.
Goretti M Pacheco from East Providence wrote on June 8, 2020 at 6:12 pm:
My deepest condolences to you, Michael, and family on the passing of your mother. She was a lovely lady, and may she rest in peace in God's eternal glory. 📿
Mary Lou Henriques from East Providence wrote on June 3, 2020 at 9:51 pm:
Sorry for your Loss Michael your mom Jackie Was a wonderful person and friend .we shared lots of good times My prayers s red with all the family . Jackie RIP 💕
Matilda Amaral from East Providence wrote on June 3, 2020 at 10:51 am:
Michael and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother, sister and aunt. May God’s light shine upon her! RIP Tia Quinita!