Catherine “Kitty” Patricia Fitzhugh, age 88, of Cambridge, MD, died late Monday night, January 26, 2009 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, MD.
Born on December 6, 1920 in Cardiff, Wales, she was the daughter of the late William McClammy and Isabel Pilar McClammy.
On July 9, 1948 she married John Franklin Fitzhugh. He died on July 28, 1987. After her husband’s death, Kitty moved to Cambridge.
Kitty had worked at Airpax Corporation and later at Western Publishing in Cambridge from 1960-1986. In her later years, she did private home health care.
Kitty was a communicant of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church. She was one of the founders of the St. Mary’s Society and could always be counted on to assist the annual bazaars and dinners.
Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, reading and watching movies. Kitty was always delighted to be with family, friends and particularly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are four children William R. Fitzhugh of Cambridge, MD, Amye Foxwell and her husband Robert of East New Market, MD, JoAnn Pritchett and her husband Michael of Cambridge, MD and David E. Fitzhugh and his wife Eileen of Selbyville, DE; fifteen grandchildren Debbie Guessford, Lisa Keene, Ricky Fitzhugh and his wife Debbie, Reneé Simmons and her husband Mark, Kimberly Keene and her husband Mark, Eric Fitzhugh, Cody Thomas and his wife Melissa, Scott Fitzhugh and his wife Amanda, David “D.J.” Fitzhugh, Jr., Nicole Pritchett, Ryan Pritchett, Brandon Fitzhugh, Robbie Foxwell, William Fitzhugh and Caitlin Fitzhugh; nine great-grandchildren Corey Keene, Kayla Guessford, Christopher Frankel, Chelsea Fitzhugh, Stella Thomas, Madeline Thomas, Allison Fitzhugh, Emily Fitzhugh, and Brianna Nicholas; two step great-grandchildren Jessica Hodde and Mitch Simmons; and a best friend Gloria Smith.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, January 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Glasgow St. and Hambrooks Blvd., Cambridge. Burial will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Fitzhugh, Eric Fitzhugh, Cody Thomas, Scott Fitzhugh, Brandon Fitzhugh and Ryan Pritchett.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Rufus “Bobby” Todd, Robert Foxwell, James Kubista and Frank Hurley.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Miss Kitty’s memory to either St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Church, P.O. Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury. MD 21802-1733.
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