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 Thomas Edward Fitzsimmons

Thomas Edward Fitzsimmons

Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Jan 2017 (aged 85)
Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, USA
Burial Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA
Plot SECTION 20 SITE 2349
Memorial ID 175488507 · View Source
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Thomas Edward Fitzsimmons, 85, of Modesto passed away peacefully at home with his wife of fifty-six years by his side, after battling cancer. Thomas was born in Lincoln, Illinois to Thomas and Ruby (Fahay) Fitzsimmons.

He was raised on the family farm with his sister, Mary, and graduated from University of Illinois, Urbana with a Masters of Science in Agriculture Economics and Vo-Ag Education.

He served on active duty with the US Air Force from 1953-1955 as a pilot in SAC, then in the Air Force Reserves until 1961 when he was honorably discharged.

Thomas will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara of Modesto; daughter, Mary (Michael) Johnson of Austin, Texas; granddaughters, Megan and Morgan; sister, Mary (Bill) McCartney of Pittsfield, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1913 Oakdale Road, Modesto, on Monday January 23, 2017. Rosary at 9:30am, mass at 10:00am reception after.

Later, burial will be in the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

Published in the Modesto Bee from January 18 to January 19, 2017.






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  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175488507
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Edward Fitzsimmons (26 May 1931–8 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175488507, citing San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Dean (contributor 47277198) .