Marguerite Turpin Fitzsimmons

September 11, 1929October 6, 2021

Marguerite Anne Turpin Fitzsimmons passed away on October 6, 2021 at the age of 92. Lovingly known as “Anne,” she was born on September 11, 1929 in El Centro (Santander), Columbia, South America to the late Ovide Lejeune Turpin and Anne Garnett Howell Turpin Jones. A stoic demeanor and quick wit, people were drawn to Anne’s quiet charm and she endeared herself to many. She graduated from Isidore Newman High School, New Orleans, LA, and shortly thereafter married the late Floyd Gerald Fitzsimmons. They created a beautiful family together and became long time residents of River Ridge and Jefferson, LA. Anne was the “go to” substitute P.E. teacher at Riverdale High School, Jefferson, LA in the 1970’s and is remembered fondly by her students nearly fifty years later. In 1980, Anne accepted a part-time job at Chevron USA, Inc., with her tennis buddies for fun, which became a full-time job lasting 10 years. She was very proud of her time at Chevron. Anne was a woman of many talents, but her passion was tennis. She was involved in the Jefferson Parish Playground Women’s Tennis, Paradise Manor Community Club women’s tennis, and youth tennis. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Alpha, Metairie, LA and the Red Hats chapter in Lafayette, LA. Anne is preceded in death by her parents; Ovide Lejeune Turpin (L’Argent/Nachitoches, LA) and Anne Garnett Howell Turpin Jones (Baton Rouge/Jackson, LA)., and her sister; Catherine Lejeune Turpin Mills (Zachary, LA). She is survived by her children; Peggy Anne Fitzsimmons Breslin (T. Peter Breslin, Jr.), Sean Turpin Fitzsimmons (Neysa B. Fitzsimmons), Erin Claire Fitzsimmons Alsup (Billy R. Alsup), and Catherine Howell Fitzsimmons Smith (Richard L. Smith), 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124. Visitation will begin at 11:30 AM. The inurnment will take place on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Garden of Memories Cemetery.


25 October


11:00 am - 11:15 am

Garden of Memories Cemetery

4900 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA 70001


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 23, 2021


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