Leila Fernandez

Leila E. Fernandez (nee Pedraja), 95, died on Jan. 14, 2018 at her Riverside home. She was born on March 15, 1923 in Cuba and had worked as a seamstress. 

Ms. Fernandez was the wife of the late Manuel; the mother of Jacqueline (Robert) Dominguez; the grandmother of Maegan (Joshua) Dominguez, Reuben (Rose) Dominguez; the great-grandmother of Hanley G. Rolando and baby-to-be Vithor Dominguez; the sister of the late Ofelia “Ursula,” late Nelia, late Jesus, late Rafael, late Yolanda, late Felix, late Hilda and the late Vincente; and an aunt to many. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash Ave. in Chicago. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the church by 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at Maryhill Cemetery. 

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.