Arminda (Cabeleira) Fernandes 91 of Acushnet passed away Sunday May 17, 2020, after a brief illness, at the Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of the late Antonio Fernandes and daughter of the late Jose and Julia (Afonso) Cabeleira. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was raised in Castanheira, Portugal before moving to this area in 1956. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven. Arminda was formerly employed as a stitcher for Cape Cod Sportswear until her retirement. Survivors include her children Jose Fernandes of Dartmouth, Victor Fernandes of Fairhaven, Maria Pinto of Fairhaven, Elizabeth Rodrigues of Acushnet and Deolinda Macedo of Fairhaven. She is also survived by a brother Alberto Cabeleira of Chaves, Portugal, her sisters Irene Rua of Ludlow, Alice Goncalves of Ludlow and Fatima Cacholas of Chaves, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings her funeral will be private for her immediate family.
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