Dismas Fernandez
Fernandez, Dismas

Deacon Dismas G. Fernandez (aka "Didi") passed away on October 18, 2021, at the age of 80, in Chicago, Illinois. Didi, a graduate of DePaul University, dedicated the past 29 years of his life serving the Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois. He was ordained a deacon in 1992, and in that role worked on baptismal preparation, marriages, wakes, funerals, preaching, ministry of care, immigration advocacy, and immigrant detainee visitation. In his prior career, he was an accountant.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann D. Jurgus, many cousins, nephews, nieces, and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernardino and Hedwig (nee Noys), and his brothers, Arthur, Gregory, Anthony, John, George, and Marcus. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community members.

Visitations will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Family Parish (Notre Dame Church) in Chicago, located at 1334 W. Flournoy Street, on Saturday, October 23, at 12:30 p.m, immediately followed by a liturgical service at 1:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S Wolf Road, Hillside, Illinois on Monday, October 25 at 9:00 a.m.

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Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Oct. 21, 2021.
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Our Lady of the Holy Family Parish (Notre Dame Church)
1334 W. Flournoy Street, Chicago, IL
Our Lady of the Holy Family Parish (Notre Dame Church)
1334 W. Flournoy Street, Chicago, IL
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1400 S Wolf Road, Hillside, IL
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A teacher, a wonderful friend and a really good man. Always available to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Deacon.
Virginia Grosh
October 26, 2021
We had many friendly arguments and I accompanied him on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will miss him, even though I have not seen him for a while. I plan to make a donation to Catholic Charities in his memory. I am sorry I can´t make it to his service.
Sharon Baldwin
October 23, 2021
Dismas was a loyal, faithful friend and wonderful man. Also he was my son's Godfather. Thank you for the Happy Times! He will be missed by us. Our deepest condolences to his sister Mary Ann and the rest of his family. Krzysztof and Logan Gardocki
Krzysztof Gardocki
October 22, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 21, 2021
Dear Fernandez clan. I am unable to attend the services but wish to express my condolences to the family. Didi was my confirmation sponsor and was always there for me when I needed his wisdom and prayers. I will cherish those times and will miss him. All our love to each of you. Steven, Amber her husband Steve, Jackson
Steven Fernandez
October 21, 2021
Dear Family, It is with a heavy heart that I heard of the passing of Uncle Didi. My condolences to my Aunt Mary Ann and to the rest of my extended family. Please take care and know that, while we will be unable to attend the services, our hearts will be with you. Take care. With love, Matt, Jennifer, Daniel and Gregory Fernandez
Matthew Fernandez
October 21, 2021
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