Thomas M. "Tuffy" Fitzpatrick,
56, of North Kingstown, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 10, 2012. He was the husband of Louise (O'Donnell) Fitzpatrick for 30 years. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Thomas J. Fitzpatrick and Kathleen (Manning) Fitzpatrick. He was the loving son-in-law of Louise O'Donnell.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was a Seaman with the Merchant Marines until his retirement. He was the proud owner of Fitz-Is "Doggin It" of North Kingstown which he loved with a passion.
Besides his wife and mother-in-law, he leaves his two devoted daughters, Denise C. Fitzpatrick of Alva, FL and Kellie A. Fitzpatrick of Apollo Beach, FL. Cherished grandfather of Paige K. Arey and Camden M. Arey of Alva, FL, and Kayleigh A. Brock of Apollo Beach, FL. He was the brother of Daniel Fitzpatrick and his wife Sally of Granby, CT, Kathy F. Rocha and her husband Mark of Woodstock, CT, and the late Michael U. Fitzpatrick. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and his two best buddies, Uncle Jim and Uncle Marty.
His Funeral and Burial will be private. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Research or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD.
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