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Edna M. (nee Matthews) Fitzsimmons April 2, 1927 - October 30, 2022 Edna M. Fitzsimmons of Weeki Wachee, beloved mother of six children, seventeen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren passed away peacefully at her home on October 30, 2022, the Feast of Christ the King, following a lengthy illness. A deeply spiritual woman, she departed this life surrounded by the children she unselfishly raised in the Roman Catholic faith with zeal and constancy. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Edna became a long-time resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey, attending Seton Hall University during which time she worked as secretary to the Dean of Seton Hall Preparatory School and formed many lifelong friendships. She then embarked on a promising career as an elementary school teacher for the Woodbridge Township, NJ Board of Education which she ultimately sacrificed to pursue her true vocation of loving spouse and mother. Edna moved to Florida in 1991. Edna is survived by her six children Robert (Mary) of Pittstown, NJ, Leo (Gerarda) of Lionville, PA, George (Vanessa) of Hampton, NJ, MaryBeth (Matthew) Kachmar of Chesterfield, VA, James (Robyn, Deceased) of Willow Grove, PA and Edna (Scott) Livasy of Katy, Texas; her sister Dorothy Matthews of Elizabeth, NJ; her brother Leo Matthews of Lehighton, PA; nieces Cathy Matthews of Mountainside, NJ, Diane McGovern of Garwood, NJ and Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz of Metuchen, NJ. Edna is predeceased by her husband of 23 years, Robert F. Fitzsimmons Sr; her brothers James and Robert Matthews and her cherished grandchildren Peter Thomas Fitzsimmons and Kiera Anne Livasy. Private Services were held at The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and St.Catejan, Brooksville on November 1, 2022, the Feast of All Saints. In keeping with Edna's wishes, donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
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