Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
LAKEVILLE — Mary Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, 67, born Sept. 1, 1953, died on June 11, 2021, of natural causes at her home in Lakeville.
She had recently been working for Lakeville Taxi as a chauffeur. Previously she had been employed for many years as a bartender at The Woodland restaurant and The Interlaken Inn.
Known for her generous spirit and quick wit, Mary was always forthcoming with a genuine compliment, a playful tease and a kindhearted word for all she encountered.
A voracious reader, her brilliant mind and mastery of the English language were prominent in any conversation.
Mary, a native-born New Yorker, had much of the history and architecture of the city in her repertoire, reciting fascinating facts while driving clients to and from the area.
She attended Sacred Heart Elementary in Queens, The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates, and completed her secondary education at Manhasset High School when her family relocated to Long Island.
She continued her education and graduated magna cum laude from The Katharine Gibbs School in New York City and received her Associate’s Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
After extensive years living on Staten Island and working in all aspects of restaurants in Manhattan, including those owned by family (Suspenders and T-Bags in New York City) she refocused her secretarial skills and began employment with the law firm of Gladstein & Partners.
Devoted to her family, Mary moved to Lakeville to be closer to her parents.
After the death of her father, Mary moved back into her parents’ home and lovingly cared for her mother until she passed.
Mary is now reunited with her parents, Lawrence and Anna Fitzpatrick; and her two brothers, Lawrence and John Fitzpatrick.
She is survived by her sisters, Ann Boltz and Margaret Fitzpatrick; and her brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Thomas and Michael Fitzpatrick and her sisters-in-law, Susan, Eileen, Josephine, Valerie and Laura Fitzpatrick.
A Mass and celebration of life will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville on July 6 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Corner Food Pantry in Salisbury.