MAY (MARY) FITZPATRICK (nee SWEENEY) Died peacefully at home in her 91st year, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 9, 1922 in Ballinacullia, near Straide, County Mayo, Ireland. Predeceased by parents Michael and Mary, brothers Patrick and John and sisters Bridie Wilson, Norah Toner and Anne Conlon. Deeply adored and sadly missed by husband Tom with whom she shared 65 years of marriage and seven children. So loved by daughter Deirdre (John), Mary (Harry), Cathy (Anthony) and Ann-Marie and sons Michael (Ellen), John (Tracy) and Tom Jr. Granny will be forever missed by grandchildren Scott, Shane, Gabriel, Juliette and Claire. Also the nieces and nephews in England and Ireland. Mary had a quiet strength and a huge heart that touched all family, friends and neighbours. She left a legacy in her beautiful garden and reminds us all to live in the moment and love deeply. Special thanks to Mom's palliative caregivers: Margo, who is like a daughter, Yulia, Marina, Sondra, Renata, Marguerite, Cheryl and Sandra. Alma's weekly visits with the Blessed Sacrament brought much comfort. The family will receive friends at the MCEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village (Ajax), 905-428-8488, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 9 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (796 Eyer Drive, Pickering) with cremation to follow. A memorial celebration of May's life will be held at a later time and this will be published. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Lung Association would be appreciated. A Guest Book may be signed online at www.mceachniefuneral.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 21, 2012