REPUBLIC - Tammy Michelle Fitzpatrick, 44, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, after an extended illness.
God gave her to Tom Fitzpatrick and Dianne Gladden on Dec. 17, 1968, in Oakland, Calif. She grew up in Republic, Bark River and Detroit. Tammy was welcomed in heaven by her mom, Dianne; Gramma, Vern; and so many others.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas Fitzpatrick of Colorado Springs, Colo., Matthew Dorman of Bark River; and her father, Tom (Mary) Fitzpatrick of Republic. Michelle is also survived by four brothers, Michael of Fraser, Mich., Charles of Metairre, La., Stephen (Tina) of Owasso, Mich., Paul (Carrie) of Chicago, Ill., and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends. The joy of her life was her three grandchildren, Ava and Troy of Escanaba and Ariana of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Michelle had so many wonderful people who prayed and cared for her. Thank you all. She had such a big heart and she is free at last. Thank you God. Family and friends will gather from 2 to 3 at St. Augustine in Republic on Saturday, Jan. 19. Services will be held at 3 with a luncheon to follow.