1940 – 2015
Pomfret Center – Thomas C. Fitzmaurice, 75, of Deerfield Rd., died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in his home. He was the loving husband of the late Barbara (Meyer) Fitzmaurice. Born in Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Ivell (Neiner) Fitzmaurice.
Mr. Fitzmaurice served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV45) and enjoyed attending several Happy Valley reunions. He was a former building superintendent for the Hartford Courant. Tom had a passion for fixing things and operated a lawn mower rental and repair shop out of his home in Plainville, CT. He also enjoyed woodworking and was particularly proud of his wooden fences and ducks. A proud democrat, Tom was a member of many boards throughout his life including the PTO, the Town Council and the Zoning Board of Appeals. In his younger years, he worked on the railroad and always had a passion for trains. Tom was a lover of animals, always feeding the birds and squirrels. He enjoyed spending time with his cats Sandy & Taffy.
Thomas is survived by his sons, Sean Fitzmaurice and his wife Gwenn Gaumond of Woodstock, CT; Timothy Fitzmaurice of Amherst, OH; his daughters, Laura Arrington and her husband Boyd of Perrysburg, OH; Michelle Byram and her husband Mark of Madison, OH; Kathy Fancher and her fiancé John Flick of Ashtabula, OH; and Kelly Fitzmaurice and her boyfriend Ivan Martin of Bradford, RI; his sister Linda Wilks and her husband Timothy of Mobile, AL; his brother William Fitzmaurice of Willowick, OH; his beloved cousin Jeanne Heintzel and many grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, the late Thomas Fitzmaurice and brothers, Charles and Matthew Fitzmaurice.
Memorial donations may be made to Protectors of Animals, 144 Main Street, Unit O, East Hartford, CT 06118 or can be made online at poainc.org . Services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.