Virginia A. (Reel) Fitzpatrick - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Virginia A. (Reel) Fitzpatrick

March 26, 1926 – July 20, 2015

Virginia A. (Reel) Fitzpatrick, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2015.

Born in Dorcas, WV on March 26, 1926, Virginia was a daughter of the late Copher Thomas Reel and Erma B. (Judy) Reel. In addition to raising her family, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Perry Point Veterans Medical Center in Havre de Grace, MD and later would accept a position with Acme Markets in Newark.

Virginia enjoyed travelling in her leisure time, especially to Rehoboth Beach. She relished spending time with her large family, who were truly her everything, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she adored. A devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, Virginia will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Fitzpatrick who died in 1973; her first husband, Elwood L. Sage who died in 1949; and a son, Robert Sage who died in 2010. Virginia is survived by her sons, Frederick Sage (Polly) of Wilmington, DE, Thomas Fitzpatrick (Joanne) of Newark, DE, John Paul Fitzpatrick (Linda) of Hockessin, DE and James Fitzpatrick (Jennifer) of Katy, TX; brother, Bobby Reel (Janice) of Starks, LA; sister, Dixie Halsey of Newark, DE; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; daughter in law, Karen Sage; sister in law, Florence Reel of Newark, DE; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery, Rising Sun, MD.


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  • It is with much love that we send our condolences to each of you. Ginny was a very special person and we have many wonderful memories of our amazing neighbor. She became like family to us and was a role model for being the Matriarch of hers. She will be missed but we will cherish our memories. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers.

  • We hope the comfort of your memories will bring you all peace. With love, Ed and Regina

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

  • Tom, John, Joanne and Linda,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My deepest condolences to you and all of your family.
    It’s so very hard to lose someone that you love especially a parent. My thoughts are with you all.

    With much love,
    Debbie Bello

  • Hello Fred, Tom, John and Jimmy,

    Your mother treated your old friends as we were one of her own. I send my deepest sympathy. Tom, John and Jimmy… you are always in my thoughts and hope to see you all again.

    Donnie Bello