- Jeannette W. Fitts, 88, born September 8th, 1928, began the second act of God's plan for her life's journey on December 21st, 2016, passing on peacefully in the company of loved ones.
She was the fourth child of Abel and Georgie Webb and sister to Arlene, Marie, Martelle, Margaret and Bobby. As a typical Central Maine family, they enjoyed a simple and blessed life surrounded by a community of loving family and friends.
Jeannette attended Pittsfield schools, graduating from Maine Central Institute in the class of 1946, where she participated in many athletics and school activities. This past summer she proudly attended her 70th consecutive MCI Alumni Reunion. She furthered her education at Eastern Maine General School of Nursing, learning the caring craft of a Registered Nurse which she would ply for over a half century in a variety of positions.
Jeannette married her one true love, Gerald R. Fitts, on October 6th, 1950. Together they raised their family and operated a successful local business. As an expert coordinator of gatherings, she enjoyed countless favorite times with family, classmates and friends whether at their cherished camp on Sibley Pond or in the St. Pete, Tampa area during her Florida years. Family and friends were Jeannette's whole world.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Gerald, and her siblings.
Surviving Jeannette and carrying on her traditions of caring, love and friendships are her two sons, Gary and wife Amy, Kevin and Jeri; her 8 grandchildren, Laura, Hilary, Hunter, Travis, Gavin, Corey, Stephanie and CJ; 15 great-grandchildren; several very special nieces and nephews, along with many extended family members.
Jeannette was always at her best as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, cook and hostess.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine, officiated by Reverend Scott Jones. Following, all those who wish may attend an informal time of remembrance at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713 on Middle Street in Pittsfield.
Our family wishes, with great appreciation and respect, to thank the individuals who lovingly cared for Jeannette during the last few years, especially the wonderful staff at Ross Manor. There are too many to mention, and we trust that all of you know how very much it has meant to us.
It was Jeannette's wish that in lieu of flowers any donations be given to the Maine Central Institute Founders Campaign or a special charity of one's choice.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.