Obituary of Garrett J Fitzgibbons
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Garrett J. "Garry" Fitzgibbons, Sr., age 91 of Dudley, MA, passed away on November 16, 2018 at Webster Manor. The last surviving child of Patrick and Bridget Fitzgibbons, who both were born in County Clare but met and married in the United States, Garry was born in Quinebaug, CT on December 28, 1926, and grew up on Chase Ave in Webster, MA. He married Rose Kasik of Dudley in 1950, where he and his late, beloved "Rosie" raised their five children, Paula Bombrun, Garry, Jr. (wife Rhonda), Brian (wife Jane), Mark, and Susan (husband Jim) Ford. He is survived by his five children, four grandchildren Caroline (husband Stephen) Cullen, Laura Bombrun, Brett Fitzgibbons, and Garrett Fitzgibbons, and two great grandchildren, Connor Cullen and Sebastian Fitzgibbons. Garry has many nieces and nephews, all whom he loved dearly. Garry attended St. Louis High School, where he left before graduating to join, slightly under-aged, the United States Navy in World War II. After the War he returned to St. Louis High School to graduate. He played semi-professional football for the Webster Colonials, where as a fast, elusive back he was called "Snake Hips" by one newspaper. Garry worked a quarter century at Cranston Print Works, then Stevens Linen, John Hancock Insurance, and later in radio advertising sales. In the early 1960s he and his brothers Tim and Terry were proprietors of the Knights of Columbus Club in Webster. Garry coached the Dudley Little League and Senior League baseball team Stevens Linen for many years. He was a sports enthusiast, and like many in his family, an avid fan of Notre Dame football. There will be a wake on Tuesday Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 PM at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Ave, Dudley.The funeral Mass will be Wednesday Nov.21 at 10 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 24 Dudley Hill Rd, Dudley. Burial with Military Honors provided by the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council will follow in St. Anthonys Cemetery Webster In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Garry Fitzgibbons' name to the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter, AlzMassNH.org. or Alzheimers Assocation 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham ,Ma 02452 www.bartelfuneralhome.comTo plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Garrett Fitzgibbons, please visit our Tree Store
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 20, 2018 Location: Bartel Funeral Home
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