OBITUARY

Kenneth Michael Fitzgerald

October 21, 1970November 26, 2018

Griswold-Kenneth Michael Fitzgerald of Griswold, age 48, died on Monday, November 26, 2018, after being involved in an automobile accident in Griswold.

He was born in Groton, CT, on October 21, 1970. He was the son of Thomas and Adrienne Fitzgerald. He is survived by his father Tom Fitzgerald of Uncasville, sisters Sharon Linskens of Uncasville, and Maureen Manus of Blue Ridge, VA, and brothers Tom Fitzgerald, Jr. of Newington and Kevin Fitzgerald of Monroe, NJ. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Adrienne and brother Patrick.

Ken graduated from Montville High School in 1988 and the University of Connecticut in 1994, with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college, and until recently when he left Jacobs Engineering to go into self-employment, he worked for numerous large engineering companies working on unique construction projects involving bridges, pharmaceutical laboratories, and large-scale building construction and refurbishment at the University of Connecticut. His favorite off-time related activity was acquiring deteriorating properties and restoring those to contemporary entities. Some of the projects he was most proud of were the design and construction of his own house on Hopeville Pond, the development of 14 condominiums using the original 1831 Jewett City Bank as the centerpiece, and restoring a number of area mill houses dating from the 1850’s.

Ken was a free-spirited, self-motivated individual, who was known throughout the community by his smile and would freely give his time to mentor and assist others less fortunate. He enjoyed fishing, skiing and traveling.

Family and friends may visit Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT Sunday, December 2nd from 4:00 pm to the time of the funeral home service at 7:00 pm. Burial will be private. Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Fitzgerald family.

Services

  • Calling Hours / Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Home Service Sunday, December 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth Michael Fitzgerald

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Kim Pappadopoulas

December 2, 2018

I have always cherished our friendship and the wonderful times we shared together. So many laughs, and unforgettable memories we shared!
You will always have that special place in my heart. Love you my friend,

Michelle Gay

December 1, 2018

Uncle Tom and family,
Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Kennys passing..im sure God had a better plan for him, as he is now in great hands .May Gods hand comfort all of you in this difficult time..You are in our thoughts and Prayers..Love, Michelle and Rick

Ellie RIx-Greczkowski

November 30, 2018

To Ken's family,
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family at the untimely passing of Ken. We met Ken when he purchased the house he was currently renovating when he walked across the street and introduced himself to us and wanted to share his plans for the property ... he was pretty excited about his plans and was hoping they would meet with the approval of the neighbors. Since that first meeting, we would keep in touch and visit often always being invited to see the progress and share any thoughts and ideas and talk about delays in the progress and the successes as the project was progressing. In our lives we meet many people along the way and for many different reasons, we wanted the family to know the Ken left his footprints in our lives and will be truly missed by us even knowing him for such a brief time. We will always remember his kind, gentle soul and infectious smile.
Chuck & Ellie (Rix) Greczkowski

Jonathan Woods

November 30, 2018

It is an honor to call Fitz a colleague and friend. He had an infectious positive outlook and constant smile. He will be missed by many.

Terry Craig

November 29, 2018

I always enjoyed laughing and chatting with Ken. He was very interesting and had many passions. I enjoyed spending time at the house and pond. Meeting his brother Kevin and nephews. He had a remarkable smile. I will never forget his kindness

FROM THE FAMILY