Patrick J. Fitzgibbon, 79, of Frenchville, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 in southern New Jersey near his family.
He was born Aug. 6, 1934 in Dover, NJ, a son of the late John and Margaret (Vallimont) Fitzgibbon.
He was retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper. He enjoyed watching football, rooting the most for the Eagles, Steelers and Penn State. He enjoyed social gatherings with friends and family around the campfire and at the “homestead cabin.”
He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frenchville. He was also a member of the Mosquito Creek and Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Clubs, Quehanna Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by two children, Patrick Fitzgibbon and his wife, Kelly of California and Erin Tallant and her husband, Mark of Glassboro, NJ; their mother, Barbara Fitzgibbon; eight grandchildren whom he loved dearly; and a brother and five sisters.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Fitzgibbon; three brothers; and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frenchville, with the Rev. David A. Perry Jr. as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Frenchville.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 159, Frenchville, PA 16836.
The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.