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Michael B. FITZGERALD Obituary

Michael B. FitzGerald, 72 of Westbrook, CT, formerly from Clinton and Branford, passed away November 13, 2012 at Hartford Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Marilyn. In addition he leaves behind his daughter Meghan and son in law Steve whom he loved like the son he never had. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Brandon, Kayla, Jessica, Abriella, and Steven Jr.; sister Brenna Reardon; sister in law, Lois Gurnham and her husband Brian Gurnham, brothers in law, Jacques Juneau and Frank Shaknaitis. He will be missed by his nieces, nephew, many other family members and friends. Michael was born to the late Thomas and Kathryn FitzGerald on July 31, 1940. He attended schools in Branford and graduated from Boston University with a bachelors degree in business. Prior to his retirement he enjoyed working at General Dynamics, Sikorsky Aircraft Inc. and Purdy-Timkin Coroporation. He was a loving husband , father and grandfather. He is best remembered for his devotion to his family, his love of life, his generosity, strong moral values and infectious laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and former colleagues.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, November 18th from 4-7 p.m. at the Swan Funeral Home 1224 Boston Post Road Old Saybrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 19th 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Westbrook. Burial will follow in the State of Connecticut Veterans Cemetery Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the 5 Brookside Drive P.O. Box 5022 Wallingford Ct. 06492. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomeoldsaybrook.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 17, 2012
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