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Onalee Orissa Fritz

March 26, 2014 — March 26, 2014

Onalee "Lee" Orissa Grindle Fritz passed away on Wednesday March 12, 2014 at the age of 74 . Lee was born April 23, 1939 in Seal Harbor, Maine to Pearl and Avis Whitten Grindle (deceased). She graduated from Mount Desert Isle High School in 1957 and Farmington State Teachers College in 1961. Survived by her daughter, Wendy Fritz; son, Michael Fritz and his partner, Alice Pope and best friend, Barbara Sillay in Atlanta; one sister, Susan Grindle and wife, Janice Collucci of Seal Harbor, Maine; her uncle, Hal Whitten, Toronto, Canada; nieces, Michele Croan (husband, Charlie), Kelley Williams (husband Pete and son, Mitchell), and Christine Morrison (husband Jeff, sons, James and Shane); nephew Jack Cunningham (wife, Beth and sons Jamie, Jared, and Sam) from Maine. Preceded in death by grandson Joe Dennany; sister Hortense Abbott and husband Arthur; brother Stephen Grindle and wife Lu. Since moving to Atlanta in 1969, she'd worked at home, Emory University, Willett Toyota, and Georgia Perimeter College.Lee was a loving mother, aunt, friend, neighbor and animal rescuer. She supported the Humane Society, Village Veterinary Clinic rescues, and SPCA. She rescued numerous cats and dogs over the years, with 2 surviving cats, Henny Penny and Andy. She was a kidney transplant recipient and donated to the American Kidney Services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Animal Action Rescue, SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, Maine, 04605, Phone 207-667-8088. Memorial arrangements will include services in Atlanta and Maine. A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.

Funeral Home:
A. S. Turner & Sons
2773 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA

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