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The Family Fitzpatrick  a keepsake from Memoir for Me
To those rowdy Fitz kids from South Shore-  Merry Christmas  keep the laughs coming   Edward    Moe    Fitzpatrick
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.          - ...
Fitzpatrick Family, 1942  Thomas James    Gibby    Fitzpatrick and Mary Elizabeth Farrell, a salesman and a schoolteacher,...
Frances     b. June 16, 1935  Frances Mary Fitzpatrick celebrated 60 years as an Adrian Dominican Sister in September of 2...
Frances with her mom at Holy Family School in St. Petersburg.     I didn   t mind the heat at all but would come home for ...
   Things have changed tremendously. In the 80   s, we used to have 200,000 kids in schools and now we have about 90,000. ...
Frances, 1935     We would see them walking to the beach. They were out and about and laughing, having a good time. There ...
But not everyone in the family was as supportive.    My Grandma Farrell was lividly angry about it, but never to me. I did...
Frances with family at her 25th Jubilee, 1981  Her brother John   s wedding threw her premature wardrobe for a loop.    I ...
Tommy     b. August 9, 1936  Thomas    Tommy    James Fitzpatrick, named after his father, has been the only sibling to re...
Tommy, Frances and Tom, Sr., 1938  He lived in a basement apartment of his Aunt and Uncle   s house and did more than surv...
Tom Sr. had worked for The Seagram Company for many years, one of the largest liquor distributors in the world. He knew th...
St. Philip Neri Church  In exchange for the donation, Tom requested a plaque bearing his name be hung at the back of churc...
   It   s terrible. It   s the biggest crime out here. There   s no good way to combat it.    Tommy credits much of his bl...
Easter Sunday in front of the family house on Oglesby, 1946  Robbie     b. October 18, 1938  Roberta  Robbie  Ann Fitzpatr...
The house on Oglesby was filled to capacity. Robbie together with her three siblings, Grandpa  Pop  Michael Farrell and Gr...
The Fitzpatrick home at 7155 Oglesby in Chicago.  Meals were an occasion in the house growing up. Breakfast was casual, ea...
Robbie   s mother kept the household running and created a feeling of security and stability she loved.    I always felt s...
Robbie and Tom, Sr. on her wedding day, 1961  Even though she was armed with an art and fashion design degree, she started...
   I left everything behind. I regret not being more graceful about it. I was an absolute b     to my husband.    After 16...
John   s mother Mary at J.N. Thorpe, 1970  John with    Pop    Farrell, 1941  John     b. August 5, 1941  John Denis Fitzp...
   In those days, it wasn   t pizza around the TV. Dinner was around the table every night at 6pm give or take.    After e...
John with his boys  Ed, Bill, Andrew, John, Joe and Emmett, 2000.  In addition to Edward and Andrew, John has four other c...
John plans to continue working as long as he can, but makes sure spending time with his children and grandkids are a prior...
   A happy family is but an earlier heaven.        - George Bernard Shaw