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Susan Jenkins "Suzie" Fitzpatrick Obituary
Fitzpatrick, Susan Jenkins "Suzie"
52, of Phoenix passed away on Feb. 24, 2016. A 3rd generation Arizonan, of parents, the late Lorraine (Mimi) Colangelo-Miracle, and Taft Jenkins. A Saguaro High grad, Suzie was a hostess at Arcadia Farms which perfectly suited her graciousness personality. Love ignited at a chance encounter in 91, with John Fitzpatrick, family friends from their teen years. Together they realized their dream of creating a loving happy family. Suzie welcomed the gift of a son, John Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jr. (now ASU grad, US Amy Medic) to the marriage; and they added two lovely daughters: Melissa Lorraine Fitzpatrick (ASU Sr. & future teacher) and Allison Margaret Fitzpatrick (Jr. at NAU). Their life centered around family, friends home and hearth, hosting gatherings at their house full of love and friendship. They enjoyed travel to New York and all So. Cal. Beaches, and following the Devils football with the Murriettas and Rosses. Suzie's large circle of girlfriends surrounded her with love and support, flowers, food, and company during her prolonged illness, which is testament to Suzie, as the warmest, kindest, most cheerful woman you could ever hope to know. Suzie is survived by her loving and devoted husband John Fitzpatrick, Sr. Children, John Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jr., Melissa Fitzpatrick, Allison Fitzpatrick, father Taft Jenkins and Step-father Dave Mericle, and mother-in-law, Margaret Fitzpatrick, brothers, Billy Jenkins (Sheri) and Bobbie Jenkins (Cathy), her beloved sister Cindy Shugart (& David), Cathy Robson (Bob). And Susan Penney, Barbara & Sal Fortunato, Stephen & Roe Fitzpatrick, JoAnn Fitz & John Hall, Raymond Fitzpatrick & James & Katherine Fitzpatrick. Suzie is preceded and will be greeted in heaven by grandparents her mother Lorraine Colangilo and father-in-law Raymond Fitzpatrick Sr. Services March 12, 2016, 12:00 p.m. at New Life Community Church (formerly Scottsdale Baptist) 2500 N. Scottsdale Road. 85257, Reception to follow.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 6, 2016
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