Judge Manuel "Manny" Adam Fernandez

Judge Manuel "Manny" Adam Fernandez passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Harrington Fernandez. Loving father of Gina Fernandez, Jill Willie (Brett) and Amy Ybarzabal (James). Stepfather of Casey Hutchens (AdriAnna). Son of the late Manuel William Fernandez and Blanche Perez Fernandez Molero. Stepson of the late Scott Molero. Brother of Gerri Valene (Murray) and the late William Fernandez (Julie). Proud "Pop Pop" of Nick, Eric, Daniel, Ben and Madeline Priola; Foster, Simon and Samuel Willie; Adam, Gabrielle, Kyle and Camille Ybarzabal; and Emily Hutchens. Judge Fernandez was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. Retired Judge 34th Judicial District Court where he served as Chief Judge and founder of the drug court. Judge Fernandez served in all three branches of state government, concentrating his efforts in the LA State Legislature from 1972 through 1987 where he authored significant legislation, including the Revision of Community Property Laws and the formation of the Department of Environmental Quality. He was proudly recognized as "Man of the Year" and "Legislator of the Year" in St. Bernard Parish. He will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many, who loved his community and treasured his family. Relatives and friends attended a memorial gathering held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Violet, LA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, followed by a Funeral Mass. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Judge Manny Fernandez Scholarship Fund at any Gulf Coast Bank. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com

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