CATHERINE E. FITZPATRICK - MIDDLEBURY - Catherine E. Fitzpatrick, 92, died at her home in Middlebury on April 28, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 27, 1921, in New Haven, the daughter of Arthur and Helen (Mulligan) Fitzpatrick. During World War II, Catherine worked in the Middlebury Ration Office and volunteered for Civil Defense. In 1947, Catherine worked for the Addison Trust Company, which became the Chittenden Trust Company where she became one of the first woman bank officers in the state of Vermont, rising to the position of Assistant Vice President. In 1978, Catherine was elected as Probate Judge of Addison County. She also served as Treasurer of the Middlebury School District, Auditor for the Town of Middlebury, and Treasurer of the MUHS Alumni Association. She was a member of the Addison County Vocational Advisory Board, the Community House Board of Trustees, and the Middlebury Business Women's Club. Catherine is survived by her sister-in-law, Barbara Fitzpatrick; nephews, James and wife, Carma, John and wife, Molly, Thomas "Pat," Arthur "Bill" and wife, Kat, and Robert; nieces, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Reynolds and husband, Steve, Frances "Toni" Fitzpatrick Mauro and husband, Frank, Debra, and Ann Webster; and cousin, Robert Fitzpatrick and wife, Sandy. Catherine was predeceased by her parents; sister, M. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick; and three brothers, Robert, who died in childhood, Clement and wife, Collette, and Paul Fitzpatrick. She was also predeceased by Constance (Gerow) Fitzpatrick; and great-nephew, Jared Fitzpatrick. Visitation will be at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Mary's Church in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the M.S. Society.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 30, 2014