MARION — Dorothy (O'Gara) Fernandez, 86, of Fairhaven passed away Thursday, September 22, 1016 at the Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion after a period of declining health. She was the wife of 66 years, of Joseph Fernandez.

Dorothy was born and raised in New Bedford the daughter of the late Mary (O'Gara) Martin. She settled in Fairhaven 65 years ago where she was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. She had worked for over 30 years at the Acushnet Company until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Joseph M. Fernandez and his wife Janice of Fairhaven, and James J. Fernandez of Norton; a daughter, Janet M. Young and her husband David of Fairhaven; four grandchildren, Brian J. and Julianna Fernandez and Kristen and Michael J. Young; two great-grandchildren, Joey and Mickey Fernandez; a sister, Lois Curley of Fairhaven, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00am in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Interment will follow in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. Calling hours are omitted. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven,

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's name to a charity of your choice.