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Fitzpatrick, Kathleen

April 22, 2013 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

CHESHIRE – Kathleen Fitzpatrick, 80, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at The Highlands Healthcare Center. She was the wife of Edward S. Fitzpatrick.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born on September 26, 1932 in Aclare, County Sligo, Ireland, the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Calvey) Cunney. She was a longtime resident of Queens, New York, having emigrated from Ireland in 1949. She had been a Cheshire resident since 2000 where she was a communicant of St. Bridget Church.

Besides her husband of 56 years, Mrs. Fitzpatrick is survived by her son, Dr. Edward P. Fitzpatrick and his wife Maureen of Cheshire; her brothers, Patrick of Wigan, England and James of Mineola, N.Y.; her sisters, Theresa McGovern of Westchester, N.Y., Bridget Clark of Collooney, Ireland, Rose Byrne of Lafayette, Calif. and Peggy Kilcoyne of Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland; as well as her grandchildren, Brian, Alana, Deirdre, Kevin, Maura and Eamon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., to St. Bridget Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be held in Ireland. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. South Central Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. For online condolences, and to light a candle or share a story, please visit

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