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Leanne M. (Aucella) Fitzpatrick

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, February, 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Leanne M. (Aucella) Fitzpatrick, who died on Sunday, February 2nd after being stricken at her home, she was 61 years old. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Interment will be Private.

Leanne was born & raised in Revere and was an Alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1976. Leanne worked for over 25 years as a Medical Billing Coordinator at North Suburban Orthopedics. She was a devoted Mother & Nana. Family was paramount in her life, she was extremely close with her siblings, especially her sisters. She was always willing to give you her opinion whether you wanted or not. She was a sports fan of all sports, but was a Patriots “Super Fan”. Leanne was also loved dining for seafood, especially lobster, her absolute favorite. She enjoyed finding & trying new seafood restaurants. She was also a movie buff, she enjoyed watching movies all types of movies at home and in the theater.  Her & her family possessed a unique ability to laugh & joke no matter what the situation, which helped when Leanne was forced to stop working due to here diagnosis of Lymphoma. She battled the illness like a warrior and never gave up. She will be missed by all of her family for her sense of humor, wit, strong minded personality, her stubbornness & her unwavering love she had for all of them.

She is the beloved daughter of the late Dolores T. (Sanchez) Palazzolo & her late husband Patrick A. She is the proud & loving mother of John M. Fitzpatrick of Somerville & Nicole Fitzpatrick of East Boston. Adored nana of Aria Lee Fitzpatrick. Cherished sister of Ellen E. Bergeron & husband Arthur of Tewksbury, Albert C. Aucella of Winthrop, Brian J. Aucella of Revere, Stacy A. Hittinger of Revere & her late husband Scott Hittinger & Patrick A. Palazzolo, Jr. of Groveland, Florida. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews & grandnieces & grandnephews.


Memorial Visitation

Saturday, February 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 8th at 2:15 p.m. in the funeral home


In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl.,  Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Christine Wenz and Family
    Feb 6 2020

    Our family wishes to express our deepest condolences to you. Leanne was such a beautiful, funny, caring and loving person. She has been a part of my family almost my whole life. I never considered her a Sister-in-law, only a sister. I am heart broken and trying to understand why this happened. Her loss will leave a void that cannot be filled. My parents loved her like a daughter and I’m sure they welcomed her with loving arms. May loving memories comfort your family during this difficult time. I will always love her. Our family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cheryl Ferragamo
    Feb 3 2020

    This crazy girl captured my friendship when we were in the 10th grade. I was a shy, insecure wallflower and she befriended me for some ungodly reason and I am forever grateful. She pulled me out of my shell, gave me a true friendship, taught me how to be daring, taught me the gift of laughter, made me less afraid of life and gave me courage to just be me and love myself by being me. As we all do, we lost touch on and off through the years. But we always got back to each other. I will cherish our last outing together before she got sick. It was an awesome time…..a great reconnection with lots of love, memories and promises of the future. We just spoke recently of getting together soon. I’m devastated that I can’t hug my friend again. I can only hope that she’s now in the arms of her beautiful mother again. Lee…..I love you and I will see you someday. Be there to greet me.

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