Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael J. Fitzpatrick

1959 - 2012

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Michael J. Fitzpatrick "Mike" Elmira: Age 52, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Michael was born in Elmira on March 6, 1959, the son of Alice M. and the late Jerome A. Fitzpatrick. In addition to being survived by his mother, he was the loving father of three sons, and devoted grandfather to two granddaughters….. Michael R. with wife Karen and daughter Annabelle, of Odessa; Joshua E., with daughter Azlynn, of Horseheads; and Casey J., of Horseheads. Michael is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Christopher Lundberg of Horseheads with their children, Sara and Jeremy; Kelly and Richard Andreine of Santa Clara CA with their daughter Katheryn; brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Joe Anna Fitzpatrick of Cadyville NY; the mother of his children, and life long friend, Irene M. Fitzpatrick; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Michael served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his place on Seneca Lake. Michael was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital and even though he had only been there a short time, his family would like to give a special thank you to all the employees there who made such a difference in his life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Broad Street, Horseheads, with military honors to follow outside the church. Interment will take place on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please remember Michael with a donation to Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, to help further their research for a cure. In the hopes of accomplishing a stem cell transplant, Michael's brother Sean had been undergoing treatments in order to make this happen. Michael's family will be forever grateful to Sean for this.
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Wednesday
1
February

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States