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CORINNA – Manny Fernandes, 81, died May 25, 2011 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born March 1, 1930 in New Bedford, MA and graduated from Campbell Junior College. He also attended the University of Maryland, Northeastern University and the University of Maine. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War. Manny retired as a financial analyst with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, retiring in March 1994. He was a former member of Brighton [MA] Evangelical Congregational Church, where he served as youth leader, adult Bible study leader, and chair of the Council on Ministries and the Administrative Board.

In May of 1994 he married the former Olivia Reeves and together they moved to Olivia’s hometown of Corinna. He was an active member of the Corinna United Methodist Church. After completing lay pastor training, he worked in area nursing homes and at the Maine State Prison. He was a member of Tres Dias and will also be remembered as the director of Corinna’s first homecoming parade.

In addition to his wife of Corinna, he is survived by a brother, Alexis Fernandes of Seattle, WA; a niece Sonia Fernandes and nephew Joseph Fernandes; 2 great nephews, Joseph Anthony Fernandes II and Justin Fernandes; and his cat Penelope. He will be fondly remembered by dear friends, the Rev. John Eller, Grace Pearl Griffin and Bernice Griffin. He was predeceased by his mother Cedelia Fernandes; a sister, Connie, and a brother, Norbert Nunes.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Sunday, May 29th at the Corinna United Methodist Church , 16 Dexter Road, Corinna, with Pastor Angela Tarbox officiating. Friends may call from 1 P.M. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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