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Josephine H. (Homell) Fitzsimmons
November 9, 1947 ~ May 29, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Josephine H. Fitzsimmons
PORT ALLEGANY- Josephine H. Fitzsimmons, 75, of Pine Grove Rd., passed away unexpectedly Monday (May 29, 2023) at the family camp, in Ripley, NY.
Born Nov. 9, 1947, in Annin Township, PA, she was a daughter of Charles and Naomi H. Ryan Homell. On May 16, 1964, in Port Allegany, she married Larry S. Fitzsimmons, who survives. They were married 59 years.
Josephine was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Port Allegany High School.
She was employed with Sena Kean Manor, as a certified nurse’s aide, before her retirement.
She enjoyed gold prospecting, metal detecting, fishing & camping, and collecting glass along Lake Erie’s shore. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Larry, is a son, Larry S. (Mary) Fitzsimmons, Jr. of Port Allegany; three daughters, Tina J. (Brad) Bandish, Tammy L. (Mike Jones) Fitzsimmons both of Port Allegany, Terri S. (Michael) Herbstritt of Bradford; 6 Grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne J. Homell of Port Allegany; three sisters, Patricia (Bob) Misterta of Warren, PA, Emelene (Gary) Pesock of Turtlepoint, Nancy Babcock of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Charles “Chuck” Homell, Jack, Robert, Dick and Ronald Klawahn; and four sisters: Marge Walters, Marie Cullin, Donna Duninger, and Sandra Mericle.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to: Larry S. Fitzsimmons, 1134 Pine Grove Rd., Port Allegany, PA 16743.