Richard Edward Fitzpatrick, Sr., age 95, of Medford passed away on Monday, June 6th. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Robert and Ann (Laughlin) Fitzpatrick. Richard proudly served in the Marine Corps during World War II and again during the Korean War, completing his service in 1958 as a First Lieutenant. After returning to civilian life, Richard was employed for many years as a meat cutter and deli manager.
Richard was the beloved husband of the late Norma C. (Flanagan) Fitzpatrick, and the devoted father of Richard E Fitzpatrick Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Gloucester, Kevin Fitzpatrick and his wife Jane of Medford, Kathleen Fitzpatrick and her husband Paul Sokolski of North Woodstock, NH, Sean Fitzpatrick of Medford, Brian Fitzpatrick of Swampscott, Michael Fitzpatrick and his wife Nancy of Danvers, and Ronald Fitzpatrick of North Woodstock, NH. He was the loving grandfather of Richard Fitzpatrick III, Daniel, Bridget, Leah, Timothy, Joseph, Patrick, Katie, Sean, James, Aiden, Michael and Matthew. Richard was the loving great grandfather of Grace, George, Maya, Eamon, Juliette, Evelyn, Finnegan, Shannon and Evan. He is survived by his sister Pat, and was predeceased by his siblings Robert, Katherine, Joseph, Elizabeth, Hugh, James and Mary. Richard is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
A funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Monday, June 13th at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 12th from 4 through 8 PM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.