Jean M. (Copp) Fitzback 2/24/2015
THOMPSON, CT – Jean M. Fitzback, 82, formerly of Thompson, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Crystal Bay Senior Living in Destin, FL after an illness. Her beloved husband of 49 years, Albert L. Fitzback, died in 2003. She leaves her loving four children, Bruce Fitzback of Putnam, CT, Sharon Briggs and her husband Steven of Oxford, MA, Susan Julian and her husband Paul of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Sheila Bembenek and her husband Lance of Woodstock, CT; 7 grandchildren, Sean and Kyle Briggs, Sara Julian, Lisa Guyot, Jessica Griffin, Mikaela and Kaitlyn Bembenek; a sister, Natalie Morgan of Stonington, CT; nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Webster, the daughter of Louis and Vera (Kirkconnell) Copp and lived in Thompson most of her life. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1950, where she was selected as the recipient of the Good Citizenship Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. After living in Thompson, she moved to Maryland and then to Florida in 2013. Mrs. Fitzback worked as a secretary for her husband’s business, Albert L. Fitzback Land Surveying for many years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Glee Club at Crystal Bay Senior Living. She enjoyed bowling in leagues at Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome, camping, reading, completing puzzles, painting and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Saint Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale, CT. A funeral will be held Saturday, March 28, from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster, MA with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Saint Joseph’s Church, 18 Main St. North Grosvenordale. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:15 AM Saturday, March 28, in the funeral home. Donations in her name may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice Foundation, 340 Beal Pkwy NW #C, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or to Crystal Bay Senor Living, either to the Activities Department or a gift to the Associate Appreciation Fund at 2400 Crystal Cove Lane, Destin, FL 32550.