Obituary for Maureen Fitzpatrick

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Maureen Fitzpatrick

September 6, 1946 - February 23, 2020

Maureen Fitzpatrick, 73 of Columbus OH, and formerly of Bridgeport, OH passed away peacefully on February 23, 2020 at Kobacker House. She was born on September 6, 1946 in Wheeling, WV to John R. Fitzpatrick and Nell Fitzpatrick. Surviving are her children, Frank Asencio (Carol) and Nichole Brown (Frank), grandchildren, Austin and Logan Brown, sister, Joyce Fitzpatrick, sister in law, Holly Burkhalter and nieces, Maria, Regina, Grace and Josie Fitzpatrick.

Maureen graduated from St. John Central High School in Bellaire, OH. She graduated with a BA in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Immediately following college, she followed her path in social work and worked for Franklin County Children’s Services for 17 years.  Following this she worked in the mortgage industry for several years before retiring at 63 years old.

Maureen was an advocate for equal rights, and she participated in many marches, parades, and advocacy events allowing her to demonstrate her passion for this cause.  She held the acting President title of NOW (National Organization of Women, Ohio Chapter) for several months as it was important for her to make a difference.

Maureen was carefree, fun loving and had an enormous heart.  She was very generous and made it her mission to impact as many people as possible with her spirit and her incredible zest for life.  She was relentless in her pursuit of doing what she felt was right; sacrificing her beliefs was not an option for her.

A celebration of life (luncheon and open house) will take place from 1-4pm Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Good Hands Supported Living Habilitation Center, 2491 East Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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Karen Fijalkowski Martinek posted on February 28, 2020

Maureen and I attended St.John Central and became friends. We had a lot of fun together. Although I haven’t seen her in many years, I am not surprised that she was so active in organizations for equal rights. Maureen was always a forward thinker and I am sure she made a difference with her advocacy. I am sorry to hear of her passing.


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