- The Washington Times - Monday, July 31, 2006

Ann Sherman Fitzpatrick, a Navy wife and daughter, died July 2 of cardiac arrest at her home in the District. She was 82.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Pensacola, Fla., to Navy Adm. Forrest P. Sherman and his wife, Dolores Sherman. She grew up in the District and graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda.

In 1945, she married a Navy officer, John P. Fitzpatrick, who was a lieutenant at the time.

The couple lived for many years in Spain and Portugal, where Lt. Fitzpatrick served on active duty and later worked as a senior oil company executive. They returned to the District in 1975.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She also was a dame in the Order of St. Lazarus, a religious order that provides emergency aid.

In January, Mrs. Fitzpatrick served as sponsor at the commissioning in Pensacola of a guided missile destroyer named after her father.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Diane Flamini and Deirdre Fitzpatrick of the District and Amarie Kappaz of Potomac; one son, John Fitzpatrick of the District; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Forrest Sherman Foundation, 720 Reedy Circle, Bel Air, MD 21014.

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