In Loving Memory of Margaret E. Fitzpatrick

February 05, 1918
Bridgeport, CT
July 31, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


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

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

August 04, 2017


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM


St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
CT 06824

August 05, 2017

Family Gathering


Operation Hope

636 Old Post Road,
CT 06824

Margaret Howard Fitzpatrick

Margaret (Howard) Fitzpatrick, age 99, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Fitzpatrick, passed away peacefully Monday, July 31, 2017 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, one of 6 children to the late John and Anna Howard, she had been a life long Fairfield resident. Mrs. Fitzpatrick graduated from Bassick High School and the Butler Business School. She retired from the Admissions Office at Fairfield University, and was a long-time parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. She was the last surviving member of a group of women referred to as “The Club.” Margaret will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who delighted in time spent with her large and extended family. She will be sadly missed by her five loving children, Teresa (Terry) Gentile and her husband, Eugene of Fairfield, Nancy Maffucci and her husband, David of Isle of Palms, SC, Mary Loh and her husband Michael of Shelton, Thomas Fitzpatrick and his wife Peg of Fairfield and Robert Fitzpatrick of Voorhees, NJ; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Howard of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, John, Joseph, Lawrence and Thomas Howard and a sister, Anna Howard. The Fitzpatrick family wishes to thank Margaret’s devoted caregiver for the last 4 years, Arnette Ellis for the loving and compassionate care provided to their mother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Family and friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Operation Hope, 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Mike, Mary

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family

    Anthony L

  2. To the Howard family and friends my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Margaret. When we lose a loved one in death it brings nothing but grief pain and sorrow. God has promised in his word the Bible to bring the Last Enemy death to nothing 1st Corinthians 15:26. God will call the loved ones that we have lost in death will answer awakened from the sleep of death John 5:28,29, on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  3. To the Fitzpatrick Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Marge was a good friend to our mom Rita. They shared many happy times together as part of “the Club”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy Falvey McDonald

  4. Lyn Eliovson and Christine Tenore send sincere condolences. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was an inspiration to all who knew her. May her memory be for a blessing.

  5. Nancy – Tom – Terry and family
    My condolences go out to your family in this time sorrow.