WILTON — Thomas Martin Fitzpatrick passed away Sunday, November 17, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born on December 4, 1928 in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Mary (Karabin) Fitzpatrick and resided in Wilton from the age of 4.
Tom enlisted in the Air Force at 17 and was discharged on December 7, 1948 with the rank of Sergeant. His last assignment was in the Adjutant General’s Section Headquarters in Colorado Springs. He received the World War II Victory Medal.
Tom was a well-respected realtor/builder in the area for many years. He once built homes for three generations of one family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, good humor and life in general. For over 50 years, Tom supported a little league baseball team and loved watching the children play ball.
He was a member of the Saratoga-Wilton Elks and the Glens Falls and Saratoga Builders Association.
Survivors include his wife Janet; his son, Thomas Michael; two stepsons Brian and Jonathan; and several cousins.
Relatives and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21at St. Clement’s Church, 231Lake Ave. by the Rev. Neil Draves-Arpaia. Burial with military honors will follow at noon at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.
Our family is very thankful and appreciative for all the wonderful people who so kindly cared for Tom throughout his illness, his doctors, the professionals from Interim Health Care, Health Care Partners, The Eddy, Saratoga Hospital and all his loyal friends who visited, kept in touch and where always there for him and his family. Tom was truly blessed with so much tender loving care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saratoga Springs National Little League, c/o Derrick LeGall, 3 Deerleap Place, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or a charity of one’s choice.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.