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Ina (Knowles) Fitzpatrick, 91, of Manchester, CT, and formerly Niantic, loving wife of the late John J. Fitzpatrick, died peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Manchester Manor. She was born on April 24, 1926, in Stacyville, Maine, daughter of the late Lance E. and Irene (Emery) Knowles. She grew up in Maine and New Hampshire. She was married to the love of her life, John J. Fitzpatrick on October 23, 1948 and together they lived in Manchester, before retiring to Niantic. She worked for Coca-Cola and for the Southern New England Telephone Co., and retired in the late 1970's after many years of service. Ina was a wonderful seamstress and made many of her own clothes. She also made beautiful sweaters for her family. Ina loved being outdoors and had a passion for animals. She fed her squirrels and birds every day, and especially loved her little dog Petite. She leaves a brother-in-law, several great nieces, nephews and friends who loved her. She was predeceased by her sister Elsie and brother Elton, and leaves her brother Buster Knowles of Alaska. Family and friends are welcome to call on Wednesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Manchester. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.