Obituary: Robert Morgan Fitzmaurice of Darien

Robert Morgan Fitzmaurice, “Fitzy,” of Darien, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Stamford Hospital.

Born on October 22, 1928 in Stamford, he was the son of the late William Henry and Anna Josephine (Kingsley) Fitzmaurice.

Robert worked as a butcher at the A & P and was better known as “Fitzy” from the Colony Grill in Stamford for over 50 years.

He will be remembered for saying “Don’t chip the china!” and “Mother’s milk (Dewar’s) on me!” He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Stamford. He served with the Marines during World War II.

He is survived by his three children, Thomas Fitzmaurice and his wife Danielle, Mary Carlo and her husband Richard, and Kathleen Browning and her husband Christian all of Darien. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Eve Bieber of Birdsboro, PA; Theresa Khazadian of Newtown, CT; Kevin and Maggie Fitzmaurice; Jessica, Nicole and Rocco Carlo; and Dorothy and Charlie Browning all of Darien; and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Mae Fitzmaurice, a son Robert Edwards, his brothers, William, Daniel, Kingsley and Richard Fitzmaurice and a sister, Sister Maryanne Fitzmaurice.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R. C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.