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October 06, 1943 February 15, 2024
October 06, 1943 -- February 15, 2024

Carmen Victoria McCloskey, Age:80

Carmen Victoria McCloskey, Age: 80

1943 – 2024


Carmen passed away with family members by her side on February 15, 2024, in Methodist Richardson Hospital just hours after being transferred from pneumonia treatment in the ICU to hospice care.

Born October 6, 1943, in Bella Vista, Callao and raised in Lima, Peru. She was the first child of Luis Fernandez Rey and Berthe Bezancon Mas. She attended the French school Colegio Franco Peruano in Lima thanks to her grandfather (“Tati”) Charles Bezancon, and graduated in 1961; then attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she also instructed Peace Corps volunteers in Spanish. She married John (Jack) McCloskey in St. Anthony’s Church in Kent, Washington on June 13, 1964. The growing family lived in Appleton, WI; Paramonga, Peru; and Mexico City, before settling in Richardson, TX, in 1976. After raising her family she was an instructor of machine knitting, studied horticulture at Richland College and worked in inventory research for Blockbuster in McKinney, design/sales for Roche BoBois – Dallas, and retail sales in all departments of Macy’s Galleria – Dallas.

She was preceded in death by a brother Luis, her parents, and sister Pilar; and is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years and their four sons, John (Cristina), Andy (Meredith), David & Paul (Yungsuk); her brother Yves Andre and sister Maria Luisa; four granddaughters & a great granddaughter.


Her great loves were cooking and knitting both by machine and by hand. The knitwear she produced are treasured by all who have worn them. Carmen was a very loving, devoted and dedicated mother and wife, and will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.


Andre Fernandez March 20, 2024

Brother Port orchard , Washington

Love you sister

Joan & Everett Renne March 21, 2024

Sister-in law & brother-in-law Surprise , Arizona

Carmen will be missed by the family & her many friends. I wish we had lived closer so wd could have gotten to know her better. RIP Carmen.

Francisca toledo March 21, 2024

Hermana de mi mejor amigo Andrés Fernandes Seattle , Washington

Todos sabemos que fue una señora profesional muy inteligente y trabajadora , personalmente me apena no aver conocido a la hermana de este maravilloso hombre quien es el señor Andresito como todos los amigos cercanos lo llamamos , pero bueno ella partió primero y solo nos lleva la delantera , yo entiendo que duele la ausencia de este ser querido pero el consuelo es que ya está al lado de sus seres que ya partieron antes que ella y sobre todo que está a la diestra de nuestro Tata Dios , me asumo a su dolor también y les mando mis más sinceras condolencias , con mucho amor Francisca Toledo de nacionalidad Peruana también.