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Christine M. Fitzgerald

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Christine M. (Atkinson) Fitzgerald, 46, of Franklin, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was the wife of Mark V. Fitzgerald. Born in Boston, Nov. 1, 1963 a daughter of Frank U. and Irene M. (Cronin) Atkinson of Franklin, she had lived in Stoughton for many years before moving to Franklin in 1992. She was educated in Stoughton schools, and was a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School Class of 1982; she also attained a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Bridgewater State College in 1986. A homemaker, she was devoted to her husband and daughter. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a very active member of the PCC at the Helen Keller Elementary School in Franklin, she enjoyed skiing, going to the beach, and organizing and hosting family functions and her home. In addition to her husband of 17 years and her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Kelly M. Fitzgerald of Franklin, four brothers Francis R. Atkinson of Wellesley, Joseph L. Atkinson of Wrentham, John R. Atkinson of Stoughton, and Stephen M. Atkinson of Norfolk, and two sisters, Marie T. Kelleher of Franklin and Irene M. Atkinson of Stoughton. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend her funeral Thursday, Feb. 18, at 9:15 a.m., from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. (www.oterifuneralhome.com), with a funeral Mass in St. Jude Church, 86 Main St., Norfolk, MA 02056 at 10 a.m. Burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Franklin. Calling hours were Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute 10 Brookline Place, West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, 2010
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