Mrs. Lydia Maria Fernandez, 89, of Fayetteville, died peacefully at her home on August 15, 2018. She was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico on June 2, 1929 to the late Otilio Velez and Ursula Cruz. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by son, Wilfredo Fernandez; brothers, Carlos Velez-Cruz and Rafael Velez-Cruz; sister, Alta Gracia Velez.
Mrs. Fernandez will be remembered most for her dedication and devotion to her family that she loved very much. She was always making sure that the family especially the grandchildren were taken care of. As of July, 12, 2018, she had been married 70 years to the love of her life, Alejandro.
Surviving are husband, Alejandro Fenandez Rivera; sons, Carlos Fernandez and Luis Fernandez; grandchildren, Devon, Dana, Natalie, Marisa and Nicholas. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Sophia, Evon and Paisley; niece, Anna Hilda Velez.