Southbridge...Beatrice "Bea" E. (Phaneuf) Fitzgibbons, age 79, of Therese Ave. died Monday in Saint Vincent's Hospital. She leaves her husband of 55yrs. Patrick J. Fitzgibbons. They were married at Notre Dame Church January 9, 1954. She leaves 4 children: Patrick J. and his wife Lee Fitzgibbons of Killingsworth, CT, Shawn and his wife Beth Fitzgibbons of Barre, Deborah B. and her husband Chris Downey of Holland, and Sandra L. Fitzgibbons of Florence, MA and 7 grandchildren Brandon and his wife Jennifer Fitzgibbons of N. Brookfield, Patrick and Reilly Fitzgibbons of Killingsworth, CT, Alexandra Fitzgibbons of Florence, Justin Fitzgibbons of Barre and Shayna and Chelsey Downey of Spencer, and a great-grandson Caden Fitzgibbons of N. Brookfield. She also leaves a brother Raymond Phaneuf of Orlando, FL and a sister June Richard of Callabash, NC, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Roland Phaneuf of Southbridge who died in 2007.
Mrs. Fitzgibbons was born in Southbridge, daughter of Joseph R. and Carolyn (Robidoux) Phaneuf and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Saint Mary's Church, and was retired from the American Optical Co. where she worked in the shipping dept. After her retirement, she was a cafeteria worker in the Southbridge School System.
SERVICES: Calling will be Thursday Dec.3, 2009 from 5-8PM at Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy St. Southbridge. The funeral Mass will be Friday Dec. 4, 2009 at 10:00AM in Saint Mary's Church 263 Hamilton St. Southbridge. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery Dudley, MA . Flowers are acceptable, or donations may be made to the American Heart Association 20 Speen Street Framingham, MA 01701
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