Maria Estella Fernandez, 92, Inverness, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the Avante' at Inverness Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1910, in Puerto Rico to Emilio and Maria Alvarez.
She was the owner of a delicatessen, and moved here in 1983 from Brentwood, Long Island, N.Y.
She was Catholic.
Survivors include son Joseph I. Fernandez of Palm Desert, Calif.; daughters Madeline DeFiore of Inverness and Gloria Stella Costa of New Port Richey; brother Oscar Alvarez of New Iberia, La.; sister Gloria Berdasco of Fort Myers; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
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