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Feb. 24, 1944 - Jul. 17, 2014
Frances Fitzpatrick, 70, of Lakewood Ranch, FL died on July 17, 2014, after a 1 1/2 year battle with brain cancer. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, lived in Levitttown, PA and Trenton, NJ before moving to Florida. She retired from IBM Corp, and then worked at St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, her all time favorite job.
She is survived by her husband, Michael, a son, Paynter Higgins and his wife Desiree, a daughter, Tara Benson and her husband Bill, three stepsons, Kevin Fitzpatrick and his wife Christine, Michael Fitzpatrick and his wife Tanya, and Tim Fitzpatrick, and a total of 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Theresa Caterson and her husband Edgar, and Margaret Dornhofer and her husband James, two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Mary Fitzpatrick and Tom and Janet Fitzpatrick.
Frances enjoyed traveling, primarily in the USA, seeking out both the popular tourist sites, as well as some out of the way sites, and almost always getting in a visit to grandchildren along the way. She also enjoyed painting, knitting and shopping with her many friends.
Visitation will be held today from 6-8 PM at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 7900 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, followed by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, 204 N. Wymore Rd., Winter Park, FL 32789, or to a favorite
Toale Brothers - Colonial Chapel
40 N. Orange ave Sarasota, FL 34236
Published in Herald Tribune from July 22 to July 23, 2014