Fritz, 95, of Columbia passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 22,
2018. She was born in Columbia to the late Amadia and Settimia Marrancone and
was a lifelong resident of Columbia. Marie was a graduate of Columbia High
School with the Class of 1936. She proudly worked at the Marietta Depot during
WWII and later at P.J. Manufacturing until her eventual retirement. Marie was a
faithful member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was also a member of the
National Council of Catholic Women and the Altar Rosary Society. She volunteered
with the former Columbia Hospital Auxiliary. Marie adored her family and loved
spoiling her grandchildren.
behind her daughter, Teresa, wife of Robert Bigler of Columbia; two
grandchildren, Gregory Bigler, companion of Mary Musser of Columbia, Robert
Bigler of Columbia; two great grandchildren, Adrienne, wife of Andrew Billet of
Columbia, Kaylie Bigler of Columbia; two great great grandchildren, Hannah and
Andrew Billet of Columbia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Richard W. Fritz in 1994, her son, Timothy Fritz, and her
sister, Yolanda Vecero.
A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29th,
2018 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 121 S 2nd St., Columbia, PA 17512. Interment
will follow at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends
following burial at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation
to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements
by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.