Our tears, prayers and heartfelt sympathy pour out over the tragic loss of the vibrant life of a devoted husband, father and son. Our sincerest condolences to all your family in your deep sorrow.
Chicago and Villages friends,
Betty and Mike Pallotto
Dear Fitzsimons and Cahill Families,
Please accept my most sincere sympathies on the tragic loss of your beloved,+Tommy. Pat, it was a cousin, Jill, who happened to tell me about +Tommy, never knowing I had taught with and knew you from Jane Addams, so many years ago. I vividly recall stories about your +Tommy, who clearly brought so much joy into your lives. I am aching for you and pray that your wonderful memories of this fine man, help to sustain you in your profound grief.
(former Jane Addams colleague)
Fitzsimons family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy. Joe & Barbara Scheibel
Jack Riffice and son, Mike, (formerly of 157th & Drexel in Dolton, IL) extend their deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Praying God's peace on your broken hearts as you mourn the loss of a loved one. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. Bob Carley in Dublin Ireland (friend of cousin James Kilgallon)
Maureen, Tommy and Fiona,
We send our thoughts and prayers at this difficult challenge in your life. Please find comfort in family and in God's hands!!! God Bless you all.
Cathy and Bill Millon
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. May you take comfort in knowing you will all be together in heaven one day.
Kristy Zarley (Petelin), Chicago
Maureen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand.
Words have escaped me, but the emotions have not. We are a big town, but actually very small and we are all here for you and your family now and in the future when it will matter most. Thinking of you and the kids with a heavy heart.
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever"- Winnie the Pooh.
Love the Ambrose's
My prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May God be with all of you.
Tom was a guy who became your best friend within 2 minutes of meeting him for the first time. We had ChemE as a common background and he joked about how we wound up doing enforcement work despite our education whenever we met. I am lucky to have had a chance to know him. My prayers and thoughts go to his family and friends.
As friends of Tom and Pat's, we know how much they cherished their loving son Tom. Our thoughts are with all of you as you remember the wonderful man that Tom was.
Joe and Kristine Santucci
Dear Maureen, Tom and Fiona:I had the privilege of teaching Tom at Mt. Carmel. We have a saying there 'if you come to Carmel as a boy, and work hard, you will leave as a man'. Tom (Fitz) was trully a man of Carmel. The Carmelite motto is 'with Seal I will be zealous for the Lord God of hosts' Tom was filled with zeal for his family and his wide ranging community. I once spoke at a pep rally and said the Carmel 'C' stands for COURAGE, CLASS AND CONFIDENCE..Tom certainly had those and more. As Fr Hesburg from Notre Dame said in answer to a question 'why ND was successful?' he answered, "we are COMMITTED, COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE" - Tom was all of those and more....If you believe in Jesus, which Tom did, you never say goodbye(God be with yee) for the last time. Death kills bodies, but not relationships. He will always be your husband, father and friend. He is safely in the loving hand of God and God will never let go...and to you, may the Good Lord hold you together in His loving hand, and not squeeze you too hard..shalom...Fr. Gavin Quinn
May the Hearer of prayer give the family the comfort needed during this time of grief (Psalm 65:2). The Almighty is a refuge for us in times of distress. May you find relief in His promises of life again for our lost love ones like Tom, found in His Word during this time of sadness.
Tom was one of my favorite people. We studied chemistry and were next door neighbors in Champaign. I am blessed to have had that time. My prayers to his family.
Maureen, Tommy and Fiona, our deepest sympathy to you in this time of sadness. May God help you to find peace and comfort.
Joe and Betty Fox
Our hearts and prayers are with you and the children. Bob & Ursula
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Tom was such a fun, wonderful guy. I'll never forget that static cling halloween costume. A true original. We will remember him always and keep your family in our prayers.
Tom was a great guy. I have fantastic memories of our time together at U of I and recall his humor and wit as being something everyone enjoyed. I ran into him almost 15 years ago on LaSalle Street and we sat and talked like we did back in the 80's. He was a down to earth guy who will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his wife and family.
Maureen, Tommy & Fiona:
We are all here for you. We pray that the sadness in your hearts will be quickly and permanently replaced by the warm memories of a wonderful husband and best friend and a world class dad. We love you all.
Tom was my boss when I worked at GBC. I will always remember his kindness and patience with me being that it was my first time working in his practice area. It was completely obvious that he loved his family dearly. Tom's family will be in my heart and in my prayers as they navigate through this difficult time.
Maureen, We are incredibly sad for you and the kids as you endure today and tomorrow. May God give you strength, peace and comfort. You have been in our family's prayers every night.
Maureen and Family,
Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May all the happy, wonderful memories of your husband, friend, and father of Fiona and Tommy bring you joy during the difficult times.
Love and peace. Noreen O'Connor and the O'Connor Family.
Maureen, Tommy and Fiona,
Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are at the loss of Tom. He was a wonderful Husband and Father and we will always remember his infectious smile and cheers in the stands at all the sporting events. We are all blessed to have him in our lives. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dear Maureen ,
God only knows what each day will bring to each one of us. For you and your family it was a terrible tragedy . To loose a partner husband and father . What can I say that could ease your pain? But one day we will be with our loved ones again. You are BLESSED with a BIG family that will be there for you every moment. Remember to always keep your HEART open and Tom will be there. Carolyn Schneider McCormack
Let us agree that we shall never forget one another. And whatever happens...remember how good it felt when we were all here togheter united by a good and decent feeling which made us better people that we would other wise have been." The Brothers Karamozov. Tom we will miss you Maureen, master Tom, and Fiona we pray for you...
Bill and Janis Luby
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family
The Weller Family
Maureen and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Tom's kindness and love for his family are my greatest memories of him. May you find peace in this time of loss.
Your friend down the street,
Angela Malin Lynch (Monahan)
My thoughts and prayers are with you Fitzsimon family. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom at a mutual vendor event. He helped us with some brand protection matters and was a great help and so knowledgeable. He was truly a class act.
Thinking of you, Tommy & Fiona and asking God to grant you strength as you face what lies ahead. As you know, Tom will be greatly missed. Know that we are thinking of you... we were shocked and saddened at the news.
Dear Maureen, Tommy and Fiona,
Our love, thoughts,and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God embrace you all in His loving arms. Fondly, Pat and Joe Reichart
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYERS.
Fitz was a wonderful friend and mentor during and after my time at GBC. His family meant the world to him and my thoughts and prayers go out to Maureen, Tommy and Fiona.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tom was a wonderful person. His smile brought laughter, joy and comfort to many.
May you feel God's strength, peace and comfort.
Keeping all of you in my prayers. Tom (Fitz)was a wonderful man, a great friend to many. Memories that each have of him will keep him close to everyone.
Tom will live in my memeory as a generous man, a loving spirit, a reliable listener and a special father. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. - John Pionke and family
Dear Maureen and Family,
I had the pleasure of working with Tom at GBC and was so saddened to hear of his passing. Tom was a great guy!
May God grant you and your family much comfort during this most difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Where do begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am for the loss of Tom. My love goes out to all of you at this very difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you get through all of this. Hugs and love from me. I was just so in shock when I heard. My heart goes out to you.
Maureen, I am so very sorry. He will remain in my heart as one of the kindest, funniest people I have been blessed to meet. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.
Maureen, we are praying for you and your family. Tom was an all-around great man and will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy, Craig, Amy and Claire
Tom and his charm, wit and stories will never be forgotten. What a hole this has left in our hearts and in our community. Maureen, we will always be there for you and your children.
My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find the strength to get through this very sad time in your life, my prayers are with you.
We are so sorry for the loss of Tom. Many prayers for the Fitzsimons and Cahill families. ~Kevin and Tristan (Karnezis) Angus
We remember that wonderful,funny little boy who bought so much joy into our lives with his pranks and giggles...We are devastated beyond belief for the family..Don and Jean Broholm
Sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with your family.
Tom and Maureen are two of our favorite people on this planet, and great partners in life. We will miss Tom's dry wit and kind heart. Our deepest sympathies go to Tom's amazing family - it is truly a great loss.
Maureen you are all in my prayers Tom was a great person and will be missed by all love you all if there is anything you need please call me
There are no words to describe how so very sorry we all are at the loss of your beautiful Tom. All of our thoughts, prayers and endless love are with you Maureen, Thomas and Fiona and your whole family now and always. Our deepest sympathies and love, Jerry, Sharon, Megan, James and Maeve
At a loss for words. will miss Tom Fitz Jr. My prayers are with you all.