It is with great sadness that the family of Vianela “Viany” Fernandez, 34, announces her passing on Monday, April 9, 2018. Viany passed peacefully at home surrounded by family in Washington, D.C. Viany will be lovingly remembered as a caring, friendly, and beautiful person and mother who was loved and cherished by many - she will be missed immensely. She was an amazing mother to Anthony J. Thomas, who survives her, and the late Adrian J. Thomas. She will be forever remembered as a devoted daughter to Juana Delgado and Mario Fernandez and as a dear and loving sister by her brother, Sandy Fernandez, and sisters, Cira Fernandez, Cristina Fernandez, Rosie Fernandez, Jennie Fernandez, Janira Fernandez-Simms, and Aldys Fernandez-Ozoria. She will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, great nephews, god-children, and dear friends. Viany received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and was a financial aid counselor at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 11am at St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 251 Oxford Street, Providence, RI. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-7pm. Memorial donations in memory of Viany may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.donate.lls.org and cards may be sent to the attention of the Fernandez family at the funeral home.