Mary J. (Aiken) Fitzsimmons Soules

Born: Sun., Jul. 25, 1915
Died: Sat., Apr. 20, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 23, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 23, 2013
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 24, 2013
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Mary J. Aiken Fitzsimmons Soules           Beloved mother and grandmother
Eldred- Mary J. Aiken Fitzsimmons Soules, 97, passed away Saturday (April 20th, 2013) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion following a lengthy illness.
Born July 25th, 1915 in Corsica, Pa, she was a daughter of David and Nora Shick Aiken.  In 1932 she married Clarence R. “Bob” Fitzsimmons who passed away in 1969.  In 1976 she married John H. Soules who passed away in 2001.
Mary was a 1932 graduate of Brookville High School.  She lived in Klondike (PA) for several years prior to moving to Eldred in 1944 where she spent the rest of her life.
Mrs. Soules was employed by Quality Cash in Eldred before working for Viko Furniture Co. of Eldred.  She was employed by ALCAS Corp. in Olean for over 30 years before retiring in 1977.
Mary was a member of the former Eldred Grange.  She enjoyed bowling in her league for many years.  She enjoyed taking fishing trips to Canada with her husband Bob and the Eldred locals.  Mary was a terrific baker and was known for her homemade bread, rolls and pies and enjoyed giving them away to people.  Her and her husband John had a campsite at Breezy Point Campground and enjoyed going there for many years.
Her Grandfather Shick fought in the Civil War dying in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Surviving are two sons, Roger G. Fitzsimmons of the Villages, FL and Thomas D. (Sherry) Fitzsimmons of Brambleton, VA; two step daughters, Becki Soules (Rob) Merry of Kane and Patti Soules (Terry) Bell of Eldred; six grandchildren, Terri (Wayne) King of Eldred, Kelli Luce of Eldred, Troy Fitzsimmons of Eldred, Shawn (Trisha) Fitzsimmons of Cyclone, Cameron Fitzsimmons of California and Jennifer Sisson of Bradford; eight great grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael J. Fitzsimmons in 1986; two daughters, Donna Lee Luce in 2010 and infant Caroline Fitzsimmons; a son-in-law, William “Bill” Luce in 2011; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Fitzsimmons in 2011; a grandson, Ricky J. Luce in 1996; eight brothers, Harry, Clark, Roy, Sid, Everett, Elmer, Jim and Allen Aiken; and two sisters Kate Clark and Alice Aaron-App.
Friends may call Tuesday (April 23rd, 2013) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Raphael’s Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael’s Cemetery care of P.O. Box 109 Eldred, PA 16731.
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Tammy K. Bennett
   Posted Thu April 25, 2013
Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. The Bennett Family (Don, Ethel, Tammy & Daniel), Clayton, NC

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