Colleen Marie Fitzpatrick, 67, rose up to heaven in her final hot air ballon ride on Friday September 22, 2017 surrounded by her family in her home on Johnson Hill Road where she lived with her husband Dennis Anthony Begin.
Colleen was born in Troy, New York on June 9, 1950, daughter of the late William John and Shirley Ann (Tucker) Fitzpatrick. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls and SUNY Plattsburgh as a Registered Nurse. Colleen dedicated her life to the caring of others as a home health nurse, hospital manager, case manager and finally retired as a school nurse within the Reno, Nevada area schools. Colleen enjoyed hot air balloons and clowns and was devoted to her Irish culture, faith and family.
Survivors other than her husband Dennis include her son Ian Joseph (Amanda) Webber of West Hoosick, NY, sister Donna Fitzpatrick Kennedy of Dedham, MA, step-daughter Rebecca (Allen) Andrews of Shaftsbury, VT, twin grandsons Ramsey Fitzpatrick Webber and Tucker Edward Webber, step-grandchildren John (Maggie Harmeyer) Andrews, Ethan (Meagan) Andrews, Abby Andrews (Austin Thompson), step-great granddaughter Layla Andrews, also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Colleen is predeceased by her youngest son Sean Robert Webber (P’nut) and her sister Claudia Fitzpatrick Mattison.
Funeral services will be Thursday September 28, at 1:00 pm from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, New York. Burial will follow the service at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Cambridge, NY.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 am until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch through the funeral home.