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Florence (Callaghan) Fitzpatrick

August 31, 1930 ~ May 28, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Florence Fitzpatrick Obituary

Beloved Teacher and Principal

Florence Fitzpatrick died peacefully on May 28, 2023 with her family by her side after a short illness.  She was 92 years old.


She was born locally and was a 1948 graduate of Wharton High Scholl.  She was a member of the National Honor Society.  She graduated in 1952 from Newark State College and received her masters degree in education for elementary & Special Education from Kean College.  She studied supervision & administration as well as developmental reading.  She held certification as a principal in the state of New Jersey with 37 years of experience as a teacher, reading director and principal.


Florence taught in Parsippany, Randolph and Wharton School Systems.


Survivors include her niece Brenda Ackerson Fox, nephew Gary Ackerson and his wife Sandra, grandnieces; Bailie Kimble and her husband William, Rylie Ackerson as well as her many cherished in-laws.


Her parents, Patrick and Charlotte Callaghan, sister Ruth Ackerson, brother-in-law Hamilton Ackerson and her husband predeceased her.  Her beloved husband Richard J. Fitzpatrick passed away on November 26, 2013, on the 60th wedding anniversary.


Visitation will be held 4-8pm on Friday June 3, at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.  A Funeral Service will be held 10am on Saturday at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the North Hardyston Cemetery in Hamburg.


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June 2, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bermingham Funeral Home
216 S. Main Street
Wharton, NJ 07885

Funeral Service
June 3, 2023

10:00 AM
Bermingham Funeral Home
216 S. Main Street
Wharton, NJ 07885

Interment following funeral service
June 3, 2023

N. Hardyston Cemetery (Hamburg)


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