On March 7, Kathleen N. FitzPatrick, age 77, a longtime resident of Manhasset, passed away at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, after a long illness.
Kathleen was born on Sept. 24, 1938, to the late Edwin S. Tweedy and Mary Brown Tweedy. Kathleen lost her mother Mary when she was 7 years old. She was later adopted by her father’s second wife, the late Lillian Tweedy, along with her brother, James (Jim), and her sister, Mary Lou. Lillian and Edwin subsequently had another child, Kathleen’s baby sister, Lynne.
Kathleen was a 1956 graduate of the Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates, NY, where she had grown up. She then attended The College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY, and graduated in 1960. Kathleen went on to obtain a master’s degree in English from St. John’s University in 1962. She became a grammar school teacher in the New York City Public School System. Kathleen subsequently became a Catholic School teacher at St. Anne’s Catholic Parochial Grammar School in Garden City, where she educated many young children and was loved by so many. She also taught Religious Education (CCD) at St. Mary’s Parish in Manhasset for many years in the 1970s and 1980s.
Kathleen met her late husband, Joseph, while she was in college, whom she married on July 8, 1961. They were happily married for 43 years until he passed away in May of 2004.
Kathleen is survived by her children, Mary Kathleen FitzPatrick-Carroll and her husband, John, of East Stroudsburg, PA, Brian J. FitzPatrick and his wife, Maureen of Annapolis, MD, and Christopher M. FitzPatrick and his fiancé Vernelle of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren Thomas Joseph Carroll, Patrick John Carroll, Katie Lynne FitzPatrick, Daniel Joseph FitzPatrick and Anna Tamara FitzPatrick. Kathleen is additionally survived by her three siblings, James (Jim) Tweedy, Sister Mary Lou Tweedy and Lynne Higgins.
A funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Parish in Annapolis, MD, that was followed by a Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to Autism Speaks.