ELDRED - Florence E. Fitzsimmons, 95, formerly of Eldred, entered into Heaven while surrounded by her loving family on Pierce Brook Road, Smethport, where she had resided with her son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Judy Fitzsimmons, for the past several years.
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Born Aug. 18, 1920, in Eldred, she was a daughter of Raymond J. and Anna Fowler Wright. On Oct. 2, 1942, in Farmers Valley, by Hugh H. Athins, minister of the Gospel, she married Boyd A. Fitzsimmons, who passed away on Oct. 29, 2004.
Mrs. Fitzsimmons was a 1938 graduate of Eldred High School. She was a long-time hairdresser in the local area.
Florence was a long-time member of the Eldred United Methodist Church and the Phoenix Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and gardening. She also enjoyed playing cards, knitting and canning. She loved spending time with family.
Surviving are three sons, Allen (Judy) Fitzsimmons Sr. of Smethport, Karl (Theresa) Fitzsimmons of Smethport, and Boyd (Wanda Stebbins) Fitzsimmons of Eldred; 10 grandchildren, Allen (Sandy) Fitzsimmons Jr., Stan (Ann) Fitzsimmons, Dean Fitzsimmons, Brad (Patty) Fitzsimmons, Lisa (Shawn) McKenna, Amy Blaising, Aaron (Kristin) Fitzsimmons, Zachary Fitzsimmons, Megan Fitzsimmons and Gretchen Fitzsimmons; several great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, she was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Tracy Fitzsimmons; two sisters, Luella Cordner and Clara Nuhfer; and two brothers, Raymond Wright and Robert Wright.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eldred United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernie Perry, pastor, and the Rev. Max Simms, co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. Phoenix Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct funeral ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2016