Margaret FitzpatrickNurse, volunteerMargaret J...


April 15, 1993

Margaret Fitzpatrick

Nurse, volunteer

Margaret J. Fitzpatrick, a registered nurse who had been a supervisor at Mercy Hospital and was active in volunteer work, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital of a respiratory illness. She was 69.

The Homeland resident volunteered as a school nurse at St. Elizabeth School and Habilitation Center for 10 years in the 1960s and 1970s, and she was a member of the auxiliaries at both Mercy and St. Joseph hospitals. Between 1946 and 1950, she had worked as a nurse and as a nursing supervisor at Mercy.

The former Margaret J. Schanberger was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Notre Dame Preparatory School and the Mercy Hospital school of nursing.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick is survived by her husband of 44 years, Dr. Vincent dePaul Fitzpatrick Jr.; two sons, Vincent dePaul Fitzpatrick III and Dr. J. Lawrence Fitzpatrick, both of Towson; four brothers, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Frederick Schanberger of Colorado Springs, Colo., the Rev. J. Lawrence Schanberger, M.M., of Bangladesh, William Schanberger of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Dr. John Schanberger of San Diego; two sisters, Nancy Reahl of Baltimore and Irene Wies of Cockeysville; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in Maryknoll, N.Y.

Catherine Tucker

Bowie city worker

Catherine Elizabeth Tucker, a Laurel native who was a Bowie city employee for more than two decades, died Tuesday at the Washington Hospital Center after a brief pulmonary illness. She was 56.

The former Catherine Whitehead, known to her friends as Kay, was educated in the Prince George's County public schools, graduating from Laurel High School in 1954. She attended Strayer College in Washington, where she received a business degree in 1956.

She married Robert V. Tucker, a Laurel resident and chemical company salesman, in 1957, and moved with him to Cincinnati later that year. In 1965, Mrs. Tucker and her husband moved again to Ottawa, Ont., and later to Toronto, where Mr. Tucker died in 1972.

Mrs. Tucker returned to Laurel, doing secretarial work through a temporary agency. In 1973, she was hired by the City of Bowie as a secretary in the Youth Services Division, and remained with the local government in a variety of positions. In 1987, she was named administrative services coordinator for Bowie.

In the years after her husband's death, Mrs. Tucker reared four children on her own, ensuring that each received a college education. At Christmas two years ago, her children presented her with their four framed diplomas as a gift.

She is survived by her parents, Henry and Nancy Whitehead of Laurel; two sons, Robert Tucker of Severna Park and Scott Tucker of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Kayle Simon of Baltimore and Sandra Tucker of Gaithersburg; a sister, Barbara Creamer of Boca Raton, Fla.; a brother, Robert Whitehead of Kingfisher, Okla.; and two grandsons.

Services were scheduled for 8:15 p.m. today at the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 411 Pennsylvania Ave., in Suitland.

The family suggested donations to the Young Life outreach program, P.O. Box 1435, Severna Park 21146.

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