Farming Rural 12

Antonio “Mickey” Fernandes

May 12, 2022


BERKLEY- Antonio Michael "Mickey" Fernandes, 70, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2022.

Mickey was born in Taunton and spent his entire life in Berkley. He was the son of the late John Fernandes and Jeanne B. (Dupuis) Fernandes.

Mickey operated his family business Fernandes Farm his entire life. Mickey was also the owner and operator of  M&D Acres and previously served as the animal control officer for the Town of Berkley and also worked as a long haul truck driver. He was well known by all as a jack of all trades and could usually be found tending to his garden and greenhouse. He also enjoyed traveling, particularly his many trips to Florida. Mickey was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. His passion and dedication for hard work and service to his community was unmatched and he was proud to have passed on these traits to his children and grandchildren. Mickey will be fondly remembered by his family and countless lifelong friends as everyone’s best friend who could always be counted on when you needed him.

Mickey is survived by his children, Aimee Fernandes and her companion Dennis Reis,  Aaron Fernandes, their mother Debra Fernandes and Zachary Fernandes; his mother Dorothy Theriault and her daughter Tiffany Theriault, all of Berkley; siblings, Carol A. Watts and her husband Richard of Milford, Catherine J. Silva of Berkley, Susan J. Stiller of Lakeville, Lynne M. Fernandes of Berkley, Thomas T. Fernandes and Virginia N. Norman and her husband Glenn, all of Berkley; grandchildren, Wesley Fernandes, Chevelle Fernandes, Tyler Mondeau, Connor Grew, McKenna DaSilveira and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Christina, John, Joan, Mark and Marie Fernandes.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 4-7pm in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9am from the funeral home, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Annunciation of the Lord Church, First St., Taunton.

Burial will follow in the Berkley Common Cemetery, Berkley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to a charity of your choice in Mickey Fernandes’ memory. 

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May 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

Mass of Christian Burial
May 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Annunciation of the Lord Church
31 1st Street
Taunton, MA 02718

May 18, 2022

Berkley Common Cemetery
North Main Street
Berkley, MA 02779

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