Anniversary – Fitzpatrick |

Anniversary – Fitzpatrick

On Feb. 5, more than 60 friends and family members gathered at the home of Michael and Jill Fitzpatrick in Nevada City for a surprise party to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Larry and Cecelia Fitzpatrick of Grass Valley The Fitzpatricks were married Feb. 12, 1955 in Santa Rosa.

The Fitzpatricks’ four sons and wives took part in the surprise: Jim and Phyllis of Lakeview, Ore., Dan of Encinitas, Michael and Jill of Nevada City and Gary and Kaysie of Orange County. Six grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews from Santa Rosa, Palos Verdes Estates, Oakland, El Cerrito, Durham, Danville, Bodega Bay, Red Bluff and Nevada City attended the surprise party.

Mr. Fitzpatrick, who was a funeral director and owner/operator of three dry cleaners in Selma, Calif., was also involved in the Selma Lions Club, Rotary and American Legion. He also served as mayor of Selma from 1985 through 1987. Locally, he served as foreman of the grand jury from 1996 through 1997. His current interests include his family and activities at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who was an elementary school teacher and high school counselor for 40 years, was also involved with the American Field Service. Currently, she is a busy substitute teacher at Nevada Union High School.

The Fitzpatricks moved to Nevada City in 1996.

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