Phyllis A. (Tringale) Fitzpatrick, 91 years of age, of Holbrook, formerly of Braintree, passed away at the John Scott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Phyllis was born in Boston and educated in Boston Schools. She resided in Braintree from 1940 until moving to Holbrook in 1999. Phyllis was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling and watching television with her cat Bella on her lap. Phyllis also enjoyed reading romance novels and knitting. For many years Phyllis spent her winters in Florida. She was the beloved wife of the late former Braintree Police Officer and Pearl Harbor Survivor James Edward Fitzpatrick who died in 2012. She was the loving mother of Phyllis Ann J. Fitzpatrick of Holbrook, Robert J. Fitzpatrick married to Carolyn Fitzpatrick of Wollaston and the late James Stephen Fitzpatrick. She was the devoted grandmother of Bobby Fitzpatrick of Quincy, Erin Bryan and her husband Keith of Weymouth, Michael Fitzpatrick and his wife Katie of Quincy, Joseph Fitzpatrick and his wife Jackie of Quincy and James Fitzpatrick of Quincy. She was also the grandmother of the late Ryan James Fitzpatrick. In addition she leaves seven great-grandchildren. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Sebastianna Tringali. She was sister of the late Carmella Fiorentino, Margaret Tringale, Colonel Joseph Tringali, Gaetano Tringali and Philip Tringali. In accordance with Phyllis wishes her interment will be private. She will be laid to rest with her husband James at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Her family will celebrate her life at a Memorial Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, South Braintree, at a date and time to be announced. Phyllis was always concerned that everyone had enough to eat. In her memory donations may be made to the Braintree Community Food Pantry, 594 Washington St., Braintree, MA. 02184 Arrangements are by the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, Braintree. www.peckservices.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Feb. 22, 2014