Barbara Mae Fitzpatrick, 87, of Torrance, died peacefully on December 17, 2014, after a long illness. Barbara is survived by her daughters Pauline, Judy, Lucy and K.C., her brother Tom Casacky; her cousin Tom Casacky; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her son Brian and brother Chuck Casacky. A celebration of her life will be held at Rice Mortuary, 10:00 AM Friday, February 6. The family encourages everyone to bring stories to share. The family offers its gratitude to Providence Trinity Hospice.

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  1. My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Barbara. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Barbara, personally, we wanted to share with you comfort from Gods word, found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones, here on earth just as Lazarus was in John 11. Remember also our Heavenly Father expresses his loving compassion for all of us when someone we love dies. (Psalm 34:18). Share your memories with those who surround you, for the memories that are shared are the ones that are cherished, especially if shared together, may they bring a sense of peace and joy to your hearts as you begin to heal. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

  2. I am very sorry for your loss and pray God’s every blessing of His comfort and love to the Fitzpatrick family. Though I did not have the privilege of meeting Barbara, over the years I’ve heard so many wonderful things about her from K.C. I grieve with you at the loss of your beloved mother and will be with you to celebrate her life on Friday.

  3. K.C., I am so sorry for your family’s loss, and for your own grief for your mom. I feel privileged to attend the services tomorrow, to be with you. Although I never met your mother, I have appreciated your stories about her and your relationship with her. May you grieve with hope (1 Thess. 4:13), believing in the resurrection that Christ died to bring us. Love you, Susan

  4. I will miss Aunt Barbara. I always looked forward to seeing her on Thanksgiving. She was always the “cool” aunt! Love, Cathy Smith

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