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Carmel Helen Dempsey Fitzpatrick

May 24, 1924 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 93)

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Carmel Helen Dempsey Fitzpatrick, age 93, long-time resident of Arlington, VA, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Greenspring Retirement Community. Born in The Bronx, New York, the daughter of Peter Borgia Dempsey and Carmel Draddy Dempsey. She worked for many years with the New York Central Railroad and retired from the Arlington County Public Schools.  Carmel was predeceased by her husband, John Julian Fitzpatrick. She is survived by her children; Carmel Anne Steindam (Tom) of Falls Church, VA, John Peter Fitzpatrick of Arlington, VA and Margaret Mary Black (Cole) of Ashburn, VA; and her grandchildren, Megan, Claire, Madeline, Olivia and Hannah. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302. Private interment will be in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Ireton High School Scholarship Fund, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314 or at  A guest register may be found at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Bishop Ireton High School Scholarship Fund
201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria VA 22314

 Service Information

Private Interment

Kensico Cemetery
273 Lakeview Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595

August 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Mass of Christian Burial
August 12, 2017

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community
1427 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22302

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