Michael John Fitzpatrick, 80, of Ellington, died on Feb. 13, 2013, at Woodlake in Tolland.
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Born in Middletown on June 4, 1932, he was the son of the late John Michael Fitzpatrick and Etta Lucille (Culver) Fitzpatrick. Michael danced into the heart of Nancy (Dailey) Fitzpatrick, and shared 56 years of marriage. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Michael took pride in his strong work ethic, and was a loyal employee with Pratt & Whitney for his entire career. His greatest pride was his wife, Nancy, and his loving daughter, Amy, family meant everything to him. Michael epitomized selflessness and love. He was always there for family and friends and generously gave his time, resources, and energy whenever needed. He will be missed by all who were blessed to have him in their lives.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Dailey) Fitzpatrick; his beloved daughter, Amy Fitzpatrick; his sister, Sister Lucille Fitzpatrick, member of the Religious Teachers Filippini of Trenton, N.J.; and his nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Carey; his sister-in-law, Lorraine McCarthy, and her husband, William.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Companions and Homemakers and Woodlake at Tolland for their excellent care, kindness, and good humor.
Relatives and friends may join the family at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2013