Frederick B. Fitzpatrick, 77, of DexterPosted: Updated:
The funeral service for Frederick B. Fitzpatrick will be 1:00pm Saturday, March 10th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Pastor Orville Eacker of Stepping Stone Church officiating. Calling hours will precede the service at the funeral home from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
Frederick passed away Wednesday, March 7th at Samaritan Medical Center where he had been hospitalized since March 3rd. He was 77 years old.
Born January 6, 1941 in Burlington, VT, he was a son of Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Jr. & Elsie Tacy Fitzpatrick. He received his education in Burlington, and joined the United States Army in 1963 where he served in Vietnam.
Frederick worked as a machine inspector at the New York Air Brake. He also worked as an electrician in the northern New York area.
He married Elizabeth “Betty” Andrews on May 10, 2015. The couple had been together for 20 years prior to their marriage.
Frederick was a life member of the American Legion Post 61 and the VFW Post 1400. He was also a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge and the Watertown Eagles Club.
Frederick took pride in serving his community. He was a founding member of the American Legion County Family Color Guard. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick also organized & coordinated the welcome packets for returning active duty soldiers and wounded warrior transition units. He loved being around family and friends, and dancing with his wife on their “date nights” at the Legion.
Surviving besides his wife, Betty, are his children: Travis Moore of Florida, Chad Fitzpatrick of Watertown; his step-children: Michael Walker of North Carolina, Cindy (Scott) Hayden of Rossie, Hope Walker of Rossie, Krista (Harry) Brenno of Rossie; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by a son, Kelly Fitzpatrick, who passed away in 1998.
A private burial will be held at the families discretion.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made online at www.reedbenoit.com