Elinor Fritz, nee Prendergast, died peacefully, surrounded by family, August 12, 2021 in Chicago, IL. She was born and raised in Morristown, N.J., graduated from Bayley Ellard High School, Jersey City Medical Center, and Montclair University.
Elinor had a 50 year career as a nurse, ending with 20 years of service to the N.J. Dept. of Health where she was the Director of Long Term Care Division.
Her greatest accomplishment was raising her children: Frank (Lisa) Fritz of Rockaway, N.J., Debra Fritz-Fanning (J.P. Fanning) of Chicago, IL, and Tom (Jen) Fritz of Fort Worth, TX.
She is predeceased by her husband, Frank; her parents; her brothers, Bill, Hugh and Brian Prendergast; and a sister, Mary Neubauer.
She is survived by her sister, Pat Cavanaugh; brother, John (Carol) Prendergast; sister-in-law Judy Prendergast; and her loving grandchildren: Chris, Tim, Maggie, T.J., Tanner, Makayla, and Makenzie.
There will be a service held on Saturday September 18, 2021 at Holy Rood Cemetery, 61 Whippany Rd Morristown, NJ 07960 at 10:30 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dave Maring Endowment Fund at Pilgrim Lutheran School, 4300 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, IL. 60613 or online at https://secure.myvanco.com/YKGD/campaign/C-YX74
Published by Daily Record from Aug. 26 to Aug. 29, 2021.