Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Robert “Bob” Fitzpatrick, 81, of Charlestown, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 16, 2021, after a fierce battle with complications from COVID.
Bob was born on March 18, 1940 in Manhattan, New York, to John and Alice Fitzpatrick. His parents, unable to care for him, left him at the age of four to be raised in Mount Loretto, a Catholic orphanage in Staten Island, New York. He then attended private high school on Staten Island.
After high school he served in the army and was honorably discharged in 1961. After the army he returned to the orphanage as a social worker, while continuing his education at St. Peter’s College in New York. Jersey. He graduated in sociology and psychology.
He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1965 to 1986 and married the love of his life, Jane Fitzsimmons, in August 1985. During his 20-year career with the FBI, Bob rose through the ranks to become a Special Agent. deputy in charge. from the Boston office and proudly participated in several historically significant FBI investigations. After the FBI, Bob ran a private investigative firm and wrote a book about his time with the FBI.
Bob was also a voracious reader, an avid poetry writer, a six-time marathoner, an art and music lover, a sun seeker, a curious philosopher, an accomplished university lecturer and, most importantly, an extraordinary friend. . , brother, uncle, father and husband to those in his life.
Bob is predeceased by his parents, John and Alice, and his brother, Gérard. Bob is survived by his wife Jane; his children Erin, Alicia (and her husband Nick), Rob (and his wife Nicole) and Brian; his brother Larry, his sister Diane; his nieces and nephews; and her grandchildren Myles, Catherine, Anne, Charlotte and Elizabeth.
Visiting hours will be 10:00 am to 11:30 am at St. James Parish Hall, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd. Charlestown, RI.
A funeral mass will follow visiting hours, starting at 11:30 am next door in St. James’s Chapel.
The family asks everyone present to wear a mask.
Arrangements are by Avery-Storti Funeral Home.
In remembrance of Bob’s life, and instead of flowers, the family requests that all charitable donations be made to the Save the Children Fund or a charity of your choice.