Our mother, Arlene P. Board (Pre), quietly slipped away from us due to a sudden illness at the age of 83 years young on Saturday, February 2, 2013, while visiting in Connecticut. Born in Springfield, Vermont, preceded in death are parents George and Florence McClelland and brothers and sister.
Pre spent most of her life in Elyria. Our mom raised six children and a step son: Sandra Daiello of Connecticut, Bernadette Fitzpatrick of Elyria, Dale Fitzpatrick of Virginia, Edmond Fitzpatrick of Lorain, Leanetta Thompson of Elyria, Mervyn Board of Elyria, deceased son, Brian Fitzpatrick died May of 2000. She outlived two husbands, Clifford Fitzpatrick and LeRoy Board.
She retired from Lear Romec and spent time cooking and traveling to visit family. Pre loved when the family came together to visit, we would eat, play cards and laugh at the memories of growing up. Mom felt blessed to have 15 grandkids, 28 great grandkids and one great great grandchild.
As per our mother’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a family and friends memories of love gathering that will be announced at a later date.