Mr. Leo Fitzpatrick

Mr. Leo Fitzpatrick

Mr. Leo Fitzpatrick

Mr. Leo Fitzpatrick
January 8, 1940 – March 23, 2020

After a courageous battle with lung cancer, COPD and heart disease, Leo Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully, March 23, 2020 at his winter “home” in Naples, FL under VITAS Hospice care with his wife, Judy, by his side and Hospice music therapy – “-you are mine and I am yours.”

Leo, born in Bronxville, NY, son of the late Clara Flynn Fitzpatrick Partner & late Patrick Fitzpatrick. Leo called Newington, CT home for the past 41+ years. Leo graduated from Hartford Public High School (1959) and attended St. Benedict Seminary (Wisconsin)for a year. He graduated from Manchester Community College and Central Connecticut State Teachers College (now CCSU) class of 1971. He taught Distributive Education at Windsor Locks High School (’72-’74) and worked for Monarch Life Insurance. Leo was founder and proud owner of CT School Pictures until 2000. He loved taking the children’s pictures and helping the schools.

Leo was very proud of his military service in the Marine Corps (1960-1966) and US Army Reserves (1976-2000), retiring as a Master Sargent. Having served USMC in Okinawa (Armed forces Radio & TV); Viet Nam; and Information Services in LeJeune, NC; multiple assignments in the USAR, Leo was awarded numerous commendations and medals. Leo was active in the Marine Corps League – Hardware City Detachment having been named Marine Of the Year (2009) and was also Past Commander of VFW 9929 (Hannon-Hatch), West Hartford. He was also a life member of NB Elks. He was a member of ST. Mary Church (Annunciation Parish, Newington, CT) and ST Peter the Apostle Church (Naples, FL).

Leo was predeceased by his parents and his brother Gerard (Rosemary) Fitzpatrick, & Uncle Fr. Joseph Flynn. Grateful having shared his life, he is survived by his wife of 41+ years, Judy Fitzpatrick; niece Theresa (Brian) McHugh; nephews, Michael Fitzpatrick, Timothy (girlfriend Gina) Fitzpatrick, Sister-in-law, Alice Cox, Brothers-in-law: Robert (Kathy) Dillon, Thomas Dillon, John (Cheryl) Dillon; the “Irish cousins”, Flynn and Bartels cousins, numerous nieces and nephews as well as the 8 “grands” and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, Leo’s request was that people do something special for others and then raise a toast to him. There will be a Celebration of Life Mass in CT at a date to be determined. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, VA.


Bill Albrecht

March 28, 2020, 3:51 am

As always we have the good guys for too short but we must trust in our Lord’s decision to come rescue Leo from his earthly suffering and grant him eternal peace high in heaven. May God bless him and you to find comfort with him at rest and free of pain.

Walt Benson

March 28, 2020, 4:59 am

Dear lord I kneel and humbly pray this day,
My brother left this world and is on his way.
Please hold him tight his fight was great,
I ask you to meet him at heaven’s gate.

Take his hand and welcome him home,
Take him to his brothers he’s not alone.
Judge him kindly he served here well,
His last few years were purely hell.

Although those He left behind are very sad,
He feels no more pain and is no longer sad.
We miss you my brother and will for some time,
Remember we will join you when it is our time.

Fred McGoldrick

March 28, 2020, 12:01 pm

Our Condolences. Fred & Dale McGoldrick

Gerard Carpenter

March 28, 2020, 12:51 pm

Leo F. You old salt, You beat me again. I’ll see you in heaven . You in your dress blues . Guarding the Gates of Heaven, so the good only go. Love you then as I love you now. His wife knows she had something special .
SEMPER FI MY BROTHER We’ll see each other again. GEORGE Carpenter Sgt. USMC

James A Lauber

March 28, 2020, 2:08 pm

Our condolences to the Fitzpatrick family.
Leo has only stepped into other room, he will be always in your hearts.
Rest Easy Marine. Semper Fi, brother.

Jim and Connie Lauber

Steve Kinsella

March 28, 2020, 4:21 pm

Leo was a great man. A mentor, friend and Marine brother. Sincere condolences to Judy and family.

Dianna Anderson

March 31, 2020, 1:18 am

So sorry for your loss Judy! May he RIP

Kara Dotolo

March 31, 2020, 1:35 am

I have so many happy memories of picture day at SMS. Sending lots of love and prayers to all of Mr. Fitzpatrick’s family and friends. Xo

Alma & Jim Rainey

March 31, 2020, 8:18 pm

Judy, Jim & I are so sorry for your loss. With love & sympathy to you & all your family.

Pat Dowsett

March 31, 2020, 8:32 pm

Judy, our sincere condolences. May your memories help ease your pain.
Vaughn and Pat

Lorraine Gibson

April 1, 2020, 1:25 am

Leo was the best. Always the gentleman. I loved when he would come to school each September and take all the clad pictures. Again in June for the eighth grade dance. He was one in a million. Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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