Active in town for over 60 years; retired DPW secretary

Published in the September 14, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — Virginia M. (Reynolds) Fitzmeyer, 90, of North Reading, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Care One in Wilmington. She was the loving wife of 33 years to the late Paul H. Fitzmeyer.

Born in Winthrop on February 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Helen (Lomasney) Reynolds of Winthrop. Virginia was raised in Beachmont and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1944.

She worked for 20 years as a secretary for North Reading Public Works Department. She has been a resident of North Reading for over 60 years and was a member of St. Theresa’s Church. She was also a member of St. Theresa’s Women’s Guild, North Reading Garden Club, North Reading Town Hall Retirees Breakfast Club and her friends’ Bridge Club.

Virginia was always gentle, kind, generous and she loved reading (eight to 10 books a week). She had wonderful lifelong friends and she enjoyed gardening, traveling, swimming and loved playing bridge.

Family members include her loving son, Paul M. Fitzmeyer and his wife Kathleen of Haverhill; daughters, Pamela M. (Fitzmeyer) Dickey and her husband Lee of Dracut and Susan (Fitzmeyer) Bearor and her husband Karl of Deering, N.H. and her sister Ruth (Reynolds) Dame of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. She was the grandmother of eight: Jaclyn and her husband David, Andrea and her husband Jonathan, David, Linda and her husband Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Kirsten, Ellen and Emily and the reat-grandmother of four: Norah, Paige, Eliza and Brynn.

Her funeral was held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Wednesday, September 13 at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St., (Rte. 62), North Reading. Calling hours were held prior to the funeral on Wednesday morning. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. To leave an online condolence, visit