Barbara J. Fitzpatrick, 92, of Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY — Barbara J. Fitzpatrick, 92, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully at home on November 15, 2019. She was born in the Block House at Hands Cove, Shoreham, Vt., on Aug. 14, 1927, daughter of Victor and Rose (Lucia) Shackett.
Graduating Benson High School as the only member of her senior class, she then attended Green Mountain College in Poultney. During World War II she assembled ammunition boxes while working at a sawmill near Lake Bomoseen.
On New Year’s Eve, 1948, Barbara married Paul R. Fitzpatrick. Together they had five children, however their house was always open and filled with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
She worked as a seamstress at Van Raalte in what is now known as the Marble Works district. She was a member of the VFW Auxilary, serving as treasurer. A longtime avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens, she also enjoyed the Boston Red Sox in more recent years.
Barb was pre-deceased by her husband, and her four siblings: Beulah, Quentin, Kenneth, and Naomi.
She is survived by her children and their partners; Frances and Frank Mauro, Arthur and Katherine Fitzpatrick, Debra Fitzpatrick, Ann Webster, and Robert Fitzpatrick and Lerin Peters; three grandchildren, Tammi and Mike Reynolds, Eric Fitzpatrick, and Katrina Mauro and Terrence Nicholas; eight great grandchildren, Christopher, Devan, Cody, Jessica, Shealee, Ekaterina, Hannah, and Naia; one great-great-grandchild, Calvin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Calling hours will be held at Sanderson Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Monsignor John McDermott at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church at 326 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Addison County Home Health and Hospice at P.O. Box 754 Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at sandersonfuneralservice.com.◊
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