Obituary of Edward Fitzpatrick
Edward F. Fitzpatrick
Age 88. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lincoln, IL on July 20, 1928 to Joseph and Agnes (nee Dettmer) Fitzpatrick. A U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II. Member of VFW Cantigny Post 367 and American Legion Post 1080. Edward retired in 1982 as a Trainmaster from EJ & E Railroad after 34 years. He enjoyed doing all things around the house; electrical, plumbing, construction.... he was an all around handy man. Along with spending time with his family, he was an avid Cubs fan.
Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 62 years, Mary C. (nee Ehrsam) Fitzpatrick; four children, Kathleen (James) Frazer, Ronald Fitzpatrick, James (Jamie) Fitzpatrick and Gerald (Sheila) Fitzpatrick; son-in-law; Daniel Goding, one brother, Gregory (Evelyn) Fitzpatrick; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Katie, Julie, Stephen, Erin, Emily, Melissa, Megan and Matthew and six great grandchildren.
Preceded by his parents; his daughter, Diane Goding; siblings, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Mary Higgins, Martin Fitzpatrick and Robert Fitzpatrick.
Funeral Services for Edward F. Fitzpatrick will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home Chapel to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the Daybreak Center, 611 E. Cass St., Joliet, IL 60432 would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 4-8 p.m. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com
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