Glennis Irene Fitzpatrick, 78

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SCARBOROUGH — Glennis Irene Fitzpatrick, 78, died Oct. 23 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1936, a daughter of Frank and Bernice (Fitzmorris) Fortier. She grew up on Munjoy Hill and attended Portland High School where she met the love of her life, John Fitzpatrick. They were married on Valentine’s Day,  Feb. 14, 1952

In her young years, while her husband served in the Army, she worked as a nanny in New York City. She later worked for many years as a CNA and worked in various health care facilities in the greater Portland area.

Glennis’s greatest gift was her family. She and John had six wonderful children together.

She was predeceased by a son, Jack, and a brother, John.

Glennis is survived by her loving husband and very best friend of 61 years, John Fitzpatrick, of Scarborough; her six children, Nancy Spear, of Falmouth, Dan Fitzpatrick and his wife, Jeri, of Gray, Carol Fitzpatrick and her partner, Bruce, of Portland, Mike Fitzpatrick and his wife, Carolyn of North Yarmouth, and Mary Tibbetts and her husband, Ken of Westbrook; a sister, Nancy Beckwith, of Otisfield; and 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her dear friend of almost 70 years, Shirley, and her husband, Floyd Gowen, of Bucksport, her many friends in Tavares, Florida, where the couple wintered for almost 20 years, including Barbara O’Connor, Norma and Walter Eastman; and her good friend Barbara Holmes of Scarborough.

The family wishes to acknowledge the staff at the Gosnell Hospice House for their kind and compassionate care.

Visiting hours were held Monday, Oct. 27, followed by a funeral service at Jones Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Honeywell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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