Bernard F. FitzSimons III, 82, husband of the late Shirley Stokes FitzSimons, passed away on May 9, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Detroit, MI on August 17, 1929 to the late Bernard and Irene Fletcher FitzSimons, Jr. Bernard is survived by his five children and their spouses, Patricia & Joseph McTague, Bernard & Deborah FitzSimons, and Thomas & Mary Sue FitzSimons all of Hamden, Judith FitzSimons of Ormond Beach, FL, and Daniel & Tracy FitzSimons of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, Michael & Terence McTague, Bernie, Scott, Tom & Christopher FitzSimons and Matt Needle. He was predeceased by a brother Joseph 'Dick' Healy. His Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT on Monday, May 14th at 11 A.M. Friends may visit with his family on Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to CT Food Bank, P.O. Box 8686, New Haven, CT 06513(www.ctfoodbank.org) or CT Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Rd, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 (www.arthritis.org)

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  1. DEAR BERN,DEB,BERNIE,SCOTT, AND FAMILY, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS TIME. WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY, AUNT NAN

  2. DEAR BERN,DEB,BERNIE,SCOTT,AND FAMILY, SENDING OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AT THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, NANCY,JOHN,MARK,JAY,LISA

  3. Dear Bernie, Tricia, Tommy, Judy, Danny and Family Our hearts are broken at the loss of our Uncle Fitzi. We will treasure the wonderful memories he gave us throughout our lives and we will miss him so much. Our deepest sympahty to all of you. Love John and Marsha

  4. Dear Bernie and Family, My family and i extend our most sincere condolences. We hope you know we will always be there for you in any way we can. Love Scott, Trish and Zachary Moroz

  5. I have so many fond memories of Uncle Bernie as a little girl. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn

  6. Uncle Tommy and Auntie MarySue and Family, We are sorry for your loss.Your Dad always had a smile on his face whenever we saw him.He is in heaven now smiling from above. Love ans hugs, Sean and Ellie Perrotti

  7. We want to share all our love and sympathy to the entire Fitzsimons family.Your father was a great man who always put a smile on our faces. Love, Jack and Laura Folan.

  8. Dear Tom, Bernie and All Other Members of the Fitzsimons Family: I was saddened to read of your father’s passing. He passed away on what would have been my father’s 87th birthday so it caused me to reflect even more than usual. I am sure you hold as many fond memories as I do. My condolences. Jack O’Donnell

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. Bernie was a great friend that I have known for over fifty years and have many great memories of our times to-gether.

  10. Dear Bernie, Debbie and Family, So sorry to hear about your Dad. We just got back from vacation but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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