Demaine Funeral Home


John F. Fitzsimons

July 10, 1928November 8, 2017

Of Annandale, passed away peacefully at Keough Senior Living, on November 8, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Eunice R. Fitzsimons and dear father of Karen M. Fitzsimons.

John was born in New Jersey on July 10, 1928. He proudly served in the US Army for nearly 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1979.

John's family would like to recognize the doctors and staff at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and Keough Senior Living for the love and care they gave him in his time with them.

Friends welcome on Wednesday, November 15 from 2-6 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield. A Requiem Mass in his memory will be celebrated on Thursday, November 16 at 10 am at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Annandale. Interment with Full Military Honors will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018


John F. Fitzsimons

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felice data

January 30, 2018

Gentleman. Quiet demeanor. Great subtle sense of humor. That pipe. OPM, USAREUR/7A, Heidelberg, 1971. Unflappable. Genuine lovely person. I learned much from him and was grateful to connect via snail mail 10 years ago. Deepest sympathies to his daughter. Fond memories of his kindness and love of his wife and family. felice data, san diego, CA

December 2, 2017

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Frank Cohn

November 13, 2017

We called him Fitz. He was with me in Germany in the 70's, in the Provost Marshal Office at the US Army Europe Headquarters and he worked with us for many years during his retirement to assure that the Retired MP Offices in the greater Washington area would be informed continually about our Military Police Family. We owe him much thanks for all the jobs superbly done! Frank Cohn

Rebecca Wayland

November 11, 2017

Col. Fitzsimons was always a gentle and kind man. I will miss him.