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Stuart Lynn Fitzpatrick, age 81, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Hospice House of Shiawassee County, Owosso, MI.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI, on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.
Stuart was born in St. Johns, Michigan on June 9, 1941, the son of Glendon Hayes and Helen Louise (DeVries) Fitzpatrick. He graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School with the class of 1959. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force. On April 30, 1966, Stuart married Sharon Kay Motz at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage.
Stuart enjoyed cold coffee and playing cards, especially Pinochle, Cribbage and Solitaire. He always looked forward to the family trips to the Lodge in Colorado to see family and friends. Most of all he loved his family and faithfully supported his grandchildren's school activities.
He was member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and involved in many their activities. His family was recognized as International Family of the Year for the Knights of Columbus. He was very active in his community, served on many boards, and involved in many activities. He was a very caring person and had many friends in the community. Stuart worked for General Motors for over 30 years. After retiring, he worked for Century 21 for several years.
He is survived by his wife Sharon, four children: Sean (Amanda) Fitzpatrick of Waterville, OH; Soni (Chris) Ambrose of Lansing, MI; Shannon (Amy) Fitzpatrick of DeWitt, MI; and Sharissa (Nate) Canfield of St. Johns, MI; thirteen grandchildren: Brendan Fitzpatrick, Kieran Fitzpatrick, Corbin Fitzpatrick, Emily Armstrong, Joe Ambrose, TJ Havens, Landon Fitzpatrick, Ella Fitzpatrick, Greyson Fitzpatrick, Austin Clark, Clare Fitzpatrick, Connor Fitzpatrick, and Logan Bearden; and three great-grandchildren: Leilah, Jordan, and Trip. He is also survived by one brother Bruce (Norma) Fitzpatrick, five sisters-in-law: Sally Fitzpatrick, Gail Kohlhase, Jane Motz, Barb (Mark) Parbs, and Deb (Jeff) Wilcox; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Stephen Fitzpatrick, four siblings: Shirley (Henry) Attwell, Norman (Diane) Fitzpatrick, Roger Fitzpatrick, and David Fitzpatrick; in-laws: Edward and Genevieve Motz; and Sharon's siblings: Betty (Barry) Bauer, David Motz.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or Hospice House of Shiawassee County or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.
Friday, March 17, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
St. Joseph Catholic Church
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