Cynthia B. Fitts, 65

NEWBURYPORT--Cynthia B. Fitts, 65, passed away Nov. 8, at Anna Jacques Hospital following a long illness.

Born in Haverhill on Jan. 29, 1949, Fitts was the daughter of the late Walter and Charlotte (Britton) Fitts.

Fitts graduated from Pentucket Regional High School, Class of 1967, and continued her studies at Northern Essex Community College. Her lengthy career in the telephone industry spanned many years including various managerial positions before culminating in her retirement from NYNEX. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in West Newbury and Merrimack Valley Pioneers Club 31. She enjoyed the ocean, traveling with friends to Foxwoods and Bermuda.

Fitts is survived by her sister Priscilla Cook and husband Paul of Haverhill; niece, Jennifer Cook; nephew, Christopher Cook, and uncle, Craig Simpson of Apopka, Fla.

Relatives and friends are in invited to the funeral on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Walnut Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to The Fund for Brigham & Women's Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., Third Floor, Boston, MA02116, or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P O Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.