Elaine M. (Dube) Fernald

Elaine M. (Dube) Fernald of Lowell Ma., formerly of Salem Ma, beloved wife of the late David E. Fernald passed away at The Kaplan House at the age of 74 On Wednesday June 1 after a short, but courageous battle with Lung cancer.
Born in Salem Ma., the daughter of the late George and Lucette Dube, Elaine graduated from St. Chritienne Academy in Salem and pursued a degree as an LPN and moved to Bangor Maine with her husband Dave whom she shared almost 40 years of marriage and began her career in Nursing at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in the neo-natal intensive care unit and pediatric oncology. Elaine then moved to Salem Ma. and continued her career in Nursing at various locations on the Northshore until her retirement from Lahey Behavioral Health in 2018. During retirement, Elaine enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, relaxing with her girlfriends and telling stories.
Her greatest pleasures were camping with her children when they were young in Ossipee NH, hosting cookouts in the backyard with family and friends, and later spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Brent Fernald and wife Julie of Red Lion, Pennsylvania and Brandon Fernald and wife Kelly of Danvers, MA; two grandchildren, Logan Fernald of Danvers and Jacob Fernald of Red Lion, Pennsylvania .  She was predeceased by her sister, Carol King. She is also survived by Allison Fernald (niece), Sam Fernald (nephew) and Hannah King (niece) and many dear friends.


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  1. B.Foust on June 7, 2022 at 8:07 am

    I worked with Elaine at the C.S.U. in Salem she was a good friend,a.great nurse and certainly lived her family! May she RIP ❤

  2. Jane Lariviere on June 7, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to BJ and Brent and family. My heart is sad learning of your Moms passing. Though we had lost touch during the years with family and other responsibility’s, I have wonderful memories of growing up together.
    I will miss my dear friend.

  3. Greg Spirer on June 8, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    I worked with Elaine at the Lahey CCS in salem for years. Elaine was not just the kind of nurse I would want helping me, she was the kind of person I would want by my side. I was lucky to have her as an ally and a friend. Her compassion and warm presence will be greatly missed.

    Elaine was a force for good in this world and every life she touched was better for it.

  4. Jayne Valencia on June 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I enjoyed working with Elaine at the CSU (CSS) in Salem. Her and Dave was always supportive of my husband and I, and so encouraging to me as I was learning to be a mom. Even after I moved from Massachusetts, she continued to keep up with me and ask about my kids. I will always cherish that time with her and so sad to see her go.

  5. Jaclyn (Long) Willis on June 10, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    I loved working with Elaine at the ccs in Salem. She had such knowledge and compassion for the patients. I enjoyed hearing stories about your grandson Logan. Even after I moved on from the CSS we kept in touch on Facebook as time went on as my family grew. You will be missed by many.

  6. Marie Hy on November 27, 2022 at 4:42 am

    I lived with Elaine in n the same apartment building on Dutton st, we became friends very quickly. I am so saddened by the news of her passing, you have my sincerest sympathies and condolences. Elaine was a bright light that drew everyone to her, I know that she is still doing the same thing. Please give Cody a good petting for me.

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