Denise M. Fernald Obituary – Burial, Funeral Plans

Denise M. Fernald Obituary

Denise M. Fernald Obituary – Burial, Funeral Plans – Given only six months to live 9 years ago, Denise lost her valiant fight against MBC4 on April 4, 2022. Denise is survived by her children, McKenzie Kane, Cassondra, and Billy Joe Peasley; her father Terence Fernald, Mema to Ava, and beloved cat Spooky. Other family members remain as well. She was predeceased by her mother Rose Wilkinson, Godmother and Guardian Angel Sharon Rockenstire, and many others.

At 54, her life can’t be defined by the jobs she had but more by her spirit. Knitting blankets for babies/animals, always putting the needs of others before hers, her love for Maine, SF 49ers, casinos, her faith, and her daily gratitude and fighting more than most could ever do to defy all the odds and live!

Special thanks to her lifesavers, Dr. Maria Theodoulou, Colleen Murray NP, Francis and NYOH team, and Hospice Inn staff. Their endless efforts are why she beat the odds.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Denise’s family on Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Denise’s wishes, please consider donating to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society/Keller ( or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, both loves of hers so she can continue helping others.

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