Lorraine D. Tomassini
(1935-1986)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Michael Fitzgibbon

Lorraine D. Tomassini

  • Born: 4 May 1935, Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States 1 2
  • Marriage (1): John Michael Fitzgibbon
  • Died: 13 Aug 1986, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States at age 51 1 2
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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Her obituary was published in the Detroit Free Press on 15 Aug 1986 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 3

FITZGIBBON
LORI TOMASSINI.
August 13,
1986. Loving wife of John Mi-
chael; dear sister of Norman
and Roger; daughter of the late
Joe and Nellie Tomassini;
daughter-in-law of Lucy Fitz-
gibbon. Visitation at O'Brien
Chapel/Ted C. Sullivan Funeral
Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi
from 3 to 9.m. Friday. Funeral
service will be at the funeral
home Saturday 10 a.m. Inter-
ment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Her obituary was published in the Detroit Free Press on 16 Aug 1986 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. 4

Physicaal education teacher
wa tough, 'loved her kids'

By ZACHARE BALL
Free Press Special Writer

The day before she was diagnosed
as having cancer in February 1985,
Dearborn physical education
teacher Lori Tomassini Fitzgib-
bon performed her daily regiment
of jogging two miles and work-
ing out.
For the next eighteen months,
until her death Wednesday at
Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mrs.
Fitzgibbon's daily exercise involved
battling the cancer that robben her of
her strengtth and her physical agility.
Days were spent flat on her back.
hooked to machines and being fed by
her husband, Mike. She never com-
plained, he said, but missed teaching
and working out.
Mrs. Fitzgibbon, 51, of Novi, taught
physical education in the Dearborn
school system for 29 years. She taught
at Fordson High School, Adams Junior
High and Bryant Junior High.
"She loved her kids," Mike Fitzgib-
bon said. "She was tough. They knew
she wasn't easy; she was the boss."
Mrs. Fitzgibbon, the daughter of
Italian immigrants, graduated from
Fordson High School in 1953. She
received bachelor's and master's de-
grees in physical education from East-
ern Michigan University.
In addition to her husband, Mrs.
Fitzgibbon is survived by two brothers.
Funeral servvices will be at 10 a.m.
today at the O'Brien Chapel, Ted C.
Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand
River, Novi.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre
Cemetery, Southfield.


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Lorraine married John Michael Fitzgibbon, son of Patrick Fitzgibbon and Lucy Dunne. (John Michael Fitzgibbon was born on 13 Oct 1933 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States 5 6 and died on 11 Jul 2003 in Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States 5 6.)


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Sources


1 Index of Michigan Deaths from 1971 to 1996 (Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996 [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1998. Original electronic data from: Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records. Michigan Death Index, Lansing, MI, 1971-1996.),

Name: Lorraine D Fitzgibbon
Birth Date: 4 May 1935
Death Date: 13 Aug 1986
Gender: Female
Residence: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Place of Death: Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.

2 U.S. Social Security Death Index (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.),

Name: Lorraine Fitzgibbon
SSN: 376-34-9836
Last Residence: 48167 Northville, Wayne, Michigan, USA
BORN: 4 May 1935
Last Benefit: 48167, Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America
Died: Aug 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1952).

3 The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Michigan, 15 Aug 1986.

4 The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Michigan, 16 Aug 1986.

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.),

Name: John M. Fitzgibbon
SSN: 384-32-3277
Last Residence: 48167 Northville, Wayne, Michigan, USA
BORN: 13 Oct 1933
Last Benefit: 48167, Northville, Wayne, Michigan, United States of America
Died: 11 Jul 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1951).

6 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.),

Name: John M Fitzgibbon
Service Info.: US ARMY
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1933
Death Date: 11 Jul 2003
Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 25800 West Ten Mile Rd Southfield, MI 48034.


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