James Bernard Fritz

March 16, 1949August 24, 2020

James B. Fritz, 71, of Southington passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long fought battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Cook) Fritz.

He was born March 16, 1949 in Meriden and was the son of the late F. Robert and Marjorie (Meyer) Fritz. Jim graduated from the University of New Hampshire class of 1971. He was the Executive Vice-President of Business Development for the Maguire Group for over 40 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, James “Jamie” P. Fritz and wife Melissa of Torrington and Jennifer McCarthy and husband John of S. Easton, MA; four grandchildren, Julia and Katherine Fritz and Sean and Ryan McCarthy; a brother, Robert “Ben” Fritz and wife Camille of Cheshire; a sister Maryanne Fuller of Middletown along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother William Fritz.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life for Jim will be held at a later date. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit,


  • Carolyn Fritz, Wife
  • James "Jamie" Fritz, Son
  • Jennifer McCarthy, Daughter
  • Julia Fritz, Granddaughter
  • Katherine Fritz, Granddaughter
  • Sean McCarthy, Grandson
  • Ryan Fritz, Grandson
  • Robert "Ben" Fritz, Brother
  • Maryanne Fuller, Sister

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Clare Orloff

August 29, 2020

Dear Carolyn , Jen and family, Jamie, Melissa, Julia and Katie ,
All our love to you all during this difficult time. We always enjoyed Jim’s company over the years. May he rest peacefully.
With love , The Orloff Family

Gary MacDonald

August 26, 2020

Carolyn and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences for Jim's passing and take some level of comfort knowing he is at peace at last.
My memories of Jim as a mentor, friend, and boss are many and my life would not have been the same if we hadn't met. I remember over 40 years ago when we both worked for Charles A. Maguire, a company small enough that when someone had a cookout or party, everyone was invited and many good times were had by all. During the following years many company changes took place, but the one constant was Jim. Rarely did anyone EVER get to the office before him. Certainly, the companies success would not have been the same without Jim.
Please know that you are not alone with your sorrow and that there are many people whose lives were touched by Jim. Rest in peace my friend.
Gary and Nancy MacDonald

Linda willett

August 25, 2020

Carolyn, Jamie and Jenn
Our deepest condolences to you and your extended family. What can I say. Jim was such a wonderful man, mentor, boss, friend for 23 years at Maguire and years after. He was well respected by all who came in contact with him. He didn't demand or command respect like some in the industry. He was respected because of how he treated people. Everyone he came in contact with instantly liked him. He's now at peace, which he so deserves.

May God bless you all. Stay safe and well during this time. We all have such great memories that we'll take with us.

Linda an Dick

Nick Martino

August 25, 2020

Had a great childhood in that neighborhood and great memories of Mr Fritz. Always a smile and nice man. Remember him coaching at Western Baseball when we were kids. Rest In Peace.


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