In Loving Memory of Louis F. Fernous

December 26, 1938
Brooklyn, NY
August 17, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Holy Family Church

Mass of Christian Burial

700 Old Stratfield Road,
CT 06825



Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

August 21, 2020

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Louis F. Fernous, Jr.

Louis F. Fernous, Jr. age 81, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Eileen M. Fernous, passed away peacefully Monday, August 17, 2020 at Sturges Ridge. Born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Louis F. Fernous, Sr. and Adelaide Fernous, he had been a Fairfield resident for over 30 years. He graduated from Adelphi University and worked for over 40 years for American Brands rising to the position of Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Lou served in the United States Army and remained in the Army reserves retiring as a LT Colonel. He was an active 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 11436 at Holy Family Church and enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Survivors include three beloved children, Danielle Marie Ingeri and her husband Robert of Trenton, NJ, Louis F. Fernous, III and his wife Michele of Milford and Guy Fernous of Stratford; 7 cherished grandchildren, Robert, Jr., Nicholas, Nicole, Jacqueline, Adelaide, Victoria Rose and Penelope; and a beloved great-granddaughter, Kaley Marie. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Marissa Ingeri and a sister, Marilyn Ditta and her husband Paul. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Please note: due to current conditions, friends must contact Holy Family Church at 203-336-1835 to make a reservation to attend the Mass. Deadline to register is Thursday, August 20th. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Lou’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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6 Guestbook Entries for Louis F. Fernous, Jr.

  1. Lou I always enjoyed our lunches as the Romeos( retired old men eating out) and our phone chats over the last few years. You fought a great fight through all your medical issues! You will be missed. Au revoir, mon ami.

  2. Dear Uncle Lou,
    I’m going to paraphrase Maya Angelou who came to understand that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will remember how you made them feel. Both you & Aunt Eileen always made me feel loved & special, and you were a rock for me throughout the years. I know you are going to see your bride, again. I hope that you will give my love to all of our family members, who have gone before you, but know that you will be missed here on earth. I’m sending my thoughts, prayers, love & sympathy to my cousins & their families. You have raised a beautiful family.
    Susan & Family

  3. A Mass will be celebrated in Lou’s honor on Friday, November 13th, at 7:45 am, Holy Family Church, Fairfield.
    Larry and Ani Bauerlein

  4. As a member of the Penfield Sail & Power Squadron, I was privileged to know Lou and Eileen since they joined in 2006. They were always such fun, so upbeat – even with Lou’s tough medical issues. They loved our annual clambakes. Even when he no longer attended, he’d call once in a while just to chat. Lou was such a brilliant, interesting man with a classic sense of humor. When my life partner, Robert, died n 2012, Lou was among the first to check in and see how I was doing.
    Sending love to his children, grands and great-grand. You are blessed to have him in your lives, as we all were.

  5. My husband,Bob, and I have known Lou for many years shared by all of us at St. Vincent’s. I tried to let Lou know that my husband passed away on Aug. 2nd, but when I knocked on his door there was no answer. I am not sure if Lou just didn’t hear me or whether he was in the hospital at that time. My husband has joined our deceased daughter in Heaven and I am sure Lou will join his “bride” Eileen in Heaven as well. My prayers are with all the family and I extend my deepest sympathy.