Frances (Freedman) Fitzpatrick, of Somerville, but a true Westender, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, October 19th at 89 years of age. She was born and raised in the West End, the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Press) Freedman. Frances was the former wife of John A. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and was the loving mother of Lillian and her husband Richard Hardy, Sr. of Everett, Joanne Fitzpatrick of Everett, John Fitzpatrick, Jr. and his wife Maura Granara of Everett, Nancy DiModica, and her husband Joseph DiModica of S. Weymouth, and Robin Rosa and her husband Anthony Rosa, Jr. of Hampstead, NH. She was the cherished grandmother of Richard Hardy, Jr., Craig Hardy, Kristy Hardy, John Fitzpatrick, III, Sara Fitzpatrick, Sean Fitzpatrick, David Fitzpatrick, Joseph DiModica, Jr., Jonathan DiModica, Anthony Rosa, III, Nicholas Rosa and Gianna Rosa. She was the proud great-grandmother of Richard Hardy, III, Lila Hardy, Julia Hardy and Maximus Hardy. Frances was a dear sister of Stanley Freedman, and his wife Paula, Michael Freedman and his wife Helen, Sandy Miller and her late husband Daniel, Brenda DeRosa and her husband Anthony, Peter Freedman and his wife Pauline, and the late Robert Freedman and his surviving wife Annie, the late Arlene Miller and her late husband Ronald, and the late Shirley Donahue. Frances was an amazing and incredibly strong daughter, sister, mother, bubbe, aunt, and friend. Services at Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington Street, Canton, MA on Thursday, October 26th at 12 Noon. Burial to follow at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.