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Jewel (Dydoson) Fitzgibbon died peacefully at Landmark Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Her daughter and son in law were with her. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. There will be food and visiting opportunities in the multi purpose room following the ceremony. She was born in Fall River, MA on April 12, 1925, the daughter of William and Mary Dydoson. She survived her husband, William, of 68 years of marriage. She was employed as an executive secretary at the Retarded Children’s Association and the Friends of the Retarded, both of Fitchburg, MA. She was also employed by Dr. Werner Backman, Dr. Thomas Davin, and Dr. Michael Pelletier of Fitchburg, MA as a dental assistant and office secretary. The role she most enjoyed and treasured was that of parent, grandparent, great grandparent, and homemaker. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church. She also enjoyed memberships in Columbia Newcomers and the Red Hat Chicks.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Jill Evans and her husband, Michael, of Columbia, granddaughters, Heather Evans of Washington, DC, Michelle Evans Schwartze (Aaron) of Peoria, Illinois, Christi Evans Kasmann (Joseph) of Columbia, MO, great-grandchildren, Emma Jewel and Keegan Michael Schwartze of Peoria,IL. She also leaves a sister, Carlene Whitehead of Jaffrey, NH, a brother, Don P. Swift and wife Carolyn of Tyler, TX, sister-in-law, Helen Fitzgibbon of Clinton Township, MI, a cousin, Naomi Michalak of Boston, MA, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, all very dear to her heart.
She was predeceased by her husband, William, an infant daughter, Donna, her mother, Mary E. Swift, her father, William Dydoson and a devoted Step-father, Carlton Swift.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the charity of the donor’s choice.