In Loving Memory of Eileen Foley Fitzpatrick

June 06, 1923
Bridgeport, CT
January 13, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Thursday 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

January 17, 2019


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Friday, January 18th 10:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

January 18, 2019

Family Gathering


Our Lady of Mississippi Abbey

8400 Abbey Hill,
IA 52003

Fairfield Social Services

100 Mona Terrace,
CT 06824

Eileen Foley Fitzpatrick

Eileen Foley Fitzpatrick, of Fairfield, beloved wife of 63 years of the late William J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, January 13, 2019. Born June 6, 1923 in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Raymond and Alice Flanagan Foley, she had been a Fairfield resident since 1952. She was a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, class of 1941 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Albertus Magnus College. Upon graduation, she worked for Parke- Davis Laboratories in Bridgeport where she was given the responsibility of opening up a new Lab in Detroit, Michigan, quite unusual for a young woman in the 1940s. Following World War II, Eileen returned to Connecticut and married long-time sweetheart Bill. She remained at home raising their four children before returning to work in 1968 for the Diocese of Bridgeport. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church for many years and a member of the Mothers’ Circle. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family either in Fairfield or at the Fitzpatrick’s Wild Rose beach house in Milford or the Twin Lakes house in Salisbury. She and Bill also loved traveling with their friends. Eileen is survived by her four children, their spouses and their families- William, III and Miriam Fitzpatrick and their sons Will and his wife Malu and Kevin; Paul and Michelle Fitzpatrick and their daughters Alanna and Colleen; Alice Ann and Michael Bologna and their children Elizabeth and her husband Matt, Michael, and Laura and her husband Greg; Eileen and Dr. Joseph Fickes and their children Jacqueline, Megan and Michael; a cherished great-granddaughter, Chloe Fitzpatrick; a sister, Virginia Valade and her husband Jay of Trumbull and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Raymond Foley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a contribution in Eileen’s memory to Our Lady of Mississippi Abbey, 8400 Abbey Hill, Dubuque, IA 52003 or Fairfield Social Services, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. We are so sorry we cannot be there. Bob just got out of the hospital with pneumonia after our Christmas trip. Our hearts are sharing your wonderful memories with all of you. We will be praying with you on Friday.

    Much love,
    Bob and Jane

  2. One of the lovliest Ladies. She lived her life with elegance, poise, caring and love. A life to be emulated.
    She will be truly missed and the world is a lesser place without her presence.
    My Aunt, the Queen of Spinach Squares, go with God and Rest In Peace.
    My thoughts are prayers are with her and her family.

  3. That is a beautiful photo and interesting obituary. We were not aware of her education and accomplishments other than raising a wonderful family. We share your sadness and know how difficult it is to lose a mother especially one so sweet and kind. Please find comfort in knowing that she is in heaven with her beloved husband and will watch over you all with love forever.

  4. Our sincere condolences, she was gracious and lovely lady. We always enjoyed seeing her and spending time with her, Eileen will be missed!!

  5. John and I were deeply saddened to learn that Mrs. Fitzpatrick had passed. Judging from her obituary, she was not only lovely, but also very accomplished. Whenever I saw her at family gatherings, she was elegantly dressed and coiffed. Her eyes sparkled with interest and intelligence as she observed everyone–and she never missed a trick! Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

  6. A lovely lady, who will be remembered for her warmth and generosity of spirit. My best memories of Eileen are sitting together and sharing stories about our beloved grandchildren. I picture her now smiling down on all of us.

  7. My dear Fitzpatrick clan, my wife Sue and all our children send our condolences and best wishes at the passing of your mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful lady.