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Official Obituary of: Gwendolyn “Gwen” Fernberg 05/12/2019

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Fernberg 05/12/2019

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Christina Fernberg of Plainville passed away on Mother’s Day, May 12th at the age of 93.

Gwen was born in Brockton on January 14, 1926 and was one of 9 children.  She was the daughter of the late Raymond R. McCormack and Anne V. Maguire.

Gwen was a devout Catholic and her faith gave her strength and comfort. Her rosary was never far from her hand.  Her kind and generous spirit was truly Christian.  She lived it every day.

She worked at Texas Instruments for 21 years and retired in 1989.  She loved to travel with her family and friends. She was an avid knitter and every one of her children and grandchildren have an afghan from her to keep them warm. She enjoyed reading and watching golf and Turner Classic Movies. She was a Red Sox and Patriots fan.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Fernberg. Treasured sister of John “Jack” McCormack, Bruce McCormack and Sheila MacLean. She was preceded in death by siblings, Shirley Maraget, Marilyn Cannon, Beverly Cullity, Raymond and Brendan McCormack. Loving mother to Jane Miller and her husband Robert, Bruce D. and his wife Maura and Drew F. She had 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren who brought her great joy.  Gwen was also predeceased by two sons: Paul R. and Peter H. Fernberg.

Friends and family are invited to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019   at 9:00AM for visitation prior to celebrating her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro.   Graveside service will be private at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

 

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  • Gwendolyn, Though I never met you.  You opened up your heart to me, I learned first hand of your beautiful generous heart. I will always be forever grateful. Thank You❤
    Jane, Bob And Family, our heartfelt condolences and big hugs.

  • Jane, Bruce and Drew, so sorry to hear about your loss. Gwenny was so kind and gracious, I will always remember the infectious smile that she always had for everyone.  She was a great aunt. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Although it’s been many years since I’ve seen Mrs. Fernberg, I will always remember her as a kind, gentle and welcoming soul.  My condolences to the entire Fernberg family for their loss.

  • Gwen was a joy to know all her life.  She was kind and caring and had a wonderful laugh.  A loving wife and mother, devoted grandmother, and happily a great grandmother.  Gwen was my cherished sister-in-law, and I will always keep her in my heart.

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  1. Gwen was a joy to know all her life.  She was kind and caring and had a wonderful laugh.  A loving wife and mother, devoted grandmother, and happily a great grandmother.  Gwen was my cherished sister-in-law, and I will always keep her in my heart.

  2. Although it’s been many years since I’ve seen Mrs. Fernberg, I will always remember her as a kind, gentle and welcoming soul.  My condolences to the entire Fernberg family for their loss.

  3. Jane, Bruce and Drew, so sorry to hear about your loss. Gwenny was so kind and gracious, I will always remember the infectious smile that she always had for everyone.  She was a great aunt. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Gwendolyn, Though I never met you.  You opened up your heart to me, I learned first hand of your beautiful generous heart. I will always be forever grateful. Thank You❤
    Jane, Bob And Family, our heartfelt condolences and big hugs.

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