Annette Gabbard Fritz, age 93, of Branford, entered into her eternal rest on May 13, 2018. Until very recently she continued to be active and independent while she waged a brief but courageous battle against colon cancer. Born in West Haven on April 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna (St. Lawrence) McPartland. She was predeceased by her husbands Jesse Gabbard and Stanley Fritz, and three brothers Thomas, John, and Robert McPartland. Annette is survived by her children, Richard (Lynn) Gabbard, Gary M. (Rachel Page) Gabbard, Judith (Kurt) Greenwald, and Mark (Kathy) Fritz. She also leaves fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Annette also leaves her very dear friend Sandra Peccerillo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Mary Church in Branford on June 8, 2018 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Saint Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Multiple Sclerosis at www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate. The West Haven Funeral Home at the Green was entrusted with funeral arrangements.