Edith L. Fitzsimons / July 20, 1945-Aug. 14, 2009Published 11:03am Thursday, August 20, 2009
Edith L. Fitzsimons, 64, of South East Street, Cassopolis, died at her home at 6:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, Dowagiac, with the Rev. Leo Taubitz, pastor, officiating.
Cremation will follow the service.
Friends visited on Tuesday evening at the Connelly Funeral Home, Cassopolis.
She was born on July 20, 1945, in Berrien Center, to Garland Dillon and Lorraine (Haskins) Dillon.
She was a lifetime southwestern Michigan area resident.
She was a retired benefits coordinator with the County of Cass.
On Oct. 16, 1964, in Cassopolis, she married James C. Fitzsimons.
Surviving family includes two children, Mark Fitzsimons of Niles and Kelly (Rodney) Weldy of Avon, Ind.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Schlipp and a brother, Allen Dillon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice At Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085, or Cass County Cancer Service, P.O. Box 676, Edwardsburg, MI 49112.
Arrangements were by Connelly Funeral Home, Cassopolis.