Richard Anthony Fernandes passed away in Fairfax Virginia on December 31, 2021. Richard was born in Queens, NY on April 6, 1952 to the late Anthony “Tony” Fernandes and the late Francescina “Cina” Fernandes. Richard Fernandes graduated from Oxon Hill High School. He then went on to play one year of college baseball for Wake Forest University before transferring to George Washington University where he earned his Undergraduate Degree in Accounting. He started his company, Fernandes DeGennaro and Associates at the age of 25 years old which has now grown in-to a very successful CPA Firm. He is survived by his 3 siblings, Claudia Mills, Marc and David Fernandes. He also leaves behind his loving wife Serena Fernandes, his 3 children James Fernandes, Rebecca Edmondson and Aurora Cave and his 3 grandchildren Jolene and Jemma Fernandes and Seth Edmondson. He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony “Tony” Fernandes and Francescina “Cina” Fernandes. Richard had an incredible zest for life and adventure. He was a gregarious, fun loving, loyal, and generous man. He made a memorable impact on everyone that he met. Richard enjoyed working, traveling, watching sports (mostly baseball), playing cards and watching movies. Above anything else Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by everyone he knew. Family and friends are welcome to gather at Lee Funeral Home, Inc., 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd., Clinton, MD, on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8908 Old Branch Ave, Clinton, MD, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A livestream of the service can be found at : https://youtu.be/j1NJe3ZTIv0
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