Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Sister Elizabeth Marie Fitzpatrick (Sister Mary Bernard), of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died on Sept. 12, 2011.

Born July 14, 1929, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Smith) Fitzpatrick. She entered the Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 8, 1955, and was professed on June 28, 1958.

Sister Elizabeth is survived locally by her brother Thomas of Hartford and cousin Donald Fay of Vernon. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Costello.

Sister Elizabeth graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph College in West Hartford and a Master of Arts degree from Boston College.

She taught in schools in the Archdiocese of Harford, including St. Joseph Cathedral School in Hartford, Lauralton Hall in Milford, South Catholic High School in Hartford, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain and the Diocesan Teachers College in Madison.

She also taught at Mercy High School in Middletown and St. Mary High School in Greenwich.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Sept. 15 at St. Mary Home in West Hartford. Burial the next day was at St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in Sister Elizabeth Marie’s name may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 55 E. Cedar St., Newington, CT 06111.