February 28, 1915 to April 28, 2013
Boonville- Doris Fitch, 98 of Boonville passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Doris was born February 28, 1915 in Oneida, NY, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Radel Draper. She was a 1933 graduate of Boonville High School and later graduated from Central City Business Institute. She was employed by the Husted Detective Agency in Syracuse. On July 24, 1937 she married Harold Fitch at the Most Holy Rosary Church, Syracuse. The couple moved back to Boonville in 1938. Harold passed away in 1975. In 1943 Mrs. Fitch and her mother opened a school, candy and business supply store. In 1965 Doris and her husband Harold opened the Montgomery Ward Sales Agency. Doris was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the Alter Rosary Society, the Senior Bowling League and Woodgate Pines Golf Club. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed her many pets over the years.
Doris is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; Harold and Nancy Fitch, Burlington, VT, Terry and Pat Fitch, Boonville and Wayne and Jean Houghton of Melbourne, FL; five grandchildren, Darren, Damon, Melissa, Jim and Stacie; five great grandchildren and a dear friend and neighbor , Wayne Waite. Special thanks to her care givers; Lori, Wendy, Dorrinne and the staff at Sunset Nursing Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, April 30 from 4-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Burial will be in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Memorial donations may be made to Erwin Library or the Boonville Ambulance Fund.
For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.
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