Michael C. Fitzpatrick

29 August, 196621 March, 2021

Michael C. Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Norwood, recently of Charlestown, passed away March 21st at the age of 54.

Michael attended Norwood Public Schools and Noble and Greenough High School class of 1985. He received his Associates degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Bachelor degree from UMass Boston.

Michael enjoyed being outdoors and going for walks. What he enjoyed most about the outdoors was fishing with his daughter. Michael was an amazing, intelligent and an absolutely hilarious individual. He loved nothing more in this world than his daughter. She was his whole world. Michael will be greatly missed. Michael is survived by his daughter, Jillian and her mother, Ruth. Son of James Fitzpatrick of Norwood and Walpole and the late Mary Lou (Curran) Fitzpatrick. Brother to James of California and Brian of Marion.

Family and friends will gather at Gillooly Funeral Home on Saturday, March 27th from 9am to 10:30am. Procession will follow to St. Timothy Church, Norwood for a Funeral Mass at 11am, to celebrate Michael’s life. Due to Covid restrictions, attendance is very limited for mass. Services will conclude with Michael being laid to rest at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Michael’s name to a charity of your choice.


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Sue and Tom McQuaid

25 March 2021

Dear Jim and Family,
Our most sincere condolences on the passing of Michael. May warm memories of his kindness and gentleness bring smiles to your face and peace to your hearts as you work through this most difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Sue McQuaid

Danny Fitzpatrick

24 March 2021

Uncle Jimmy, Jimmy, Brian, Ruth, and Jillian,

I am so sorry for this loss to both your immediate family and also to the larger Fitzpatrick family. You all have had to endure so much in recent times, I wish you the strength to get through this together and hope that Michael is resting in peace.

Kerri Torres

24 March 2021

To all the Norwood Fitzy’s, Jillian and Ruth, our hearts are breaking for all of you. Michael was the life of every party and could make anyone laugh within seconds of meeting him! Cherish the happy memories and pray he is at peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ralph, Kerri, Jake & Patrick Torres

Dawn Eswara

24 March 2021

You will be missed my dear cousin… I will forever remember you as the guy who always had a smile to share, My childhood memories at 167 Derby are peppered with your hearty laughter in the background. May you be at peace with God.

Denise Finn McDonough

24 March 2021

Mr. Fitzpatrick, Jim and Brian,

I was so saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. He was a wonderful friend since childhood. I have many fond memories of our friendship and will always remember his wonderful sense of humor. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time and am so very sorry for your loss.


Robert and Alberta Fitzpatrick

24 March 2021

Michael had a lively disposition and loved to tease his "Uncle Bob"....and the 'back and forth' banter was great comedy. He loved his family and most importantly his daughter Jillian. He had his challenges but never stopped trying to overcome them. I'm sure he and his mom are laughing and sharing wonderful memories.

Rest in peace Michael

Packy Mulvehill

24 March 2021

Taken way to soon pal! World was a better place with you in it, but you are now at peace. I can hear you and your Ma laughing with the angels..Eternal rest and peace buddy..
Packy Mulvehill
Norwood, Mass

Ruth Fitzpatrick

24 March 2021

I remember all the good times we had from age 13 on. Michael was my soulmate Jill and i will miss him terribly i remember the day our daughter was born. I couldnt get out of my hospital bed to even see my daughter but michael would do every feeding and hold her all day chest to chest she was his greatest joy his entire life and they were the best of friends Thank for all your love and prayers

Ryan Fitzpatrick

24 March 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Michael. He had an infectious laugh that I can hear as I write this now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ryan, Maura, Roisin, Desmond, Nieve & Brendan

Joan McNamara

23 March 2021

I am devastated to hear of Michael’s passing. I am proud to call Michael one of my dear friends for 41 years. Michael was fiercely loyal and loved his family and friends with great passion. He spoke highly of his daughter and wished great things for others. Today we lost a man of great character who will be missed dearly. Prayers for the family during this very difficult time.