Bernard John 'Bernie' Fitch Jr. passed away Jan. 5, 2010 at St. Raphael Hospital. Bernie is survived by his mother Frances Salvati Fitch, his sister Kelly M. Fitch & his niece Erin Fitch all who resided with him on George Street in Hamden. Bernie was born in New Haven on Oct. 2, 1966. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard J. Fitch, Sr., his maternal grandparents, Frank & Mary Salvati and his paternal grandparents John & Blanche Fitch. Bernie was a cook working at several local restaurants at different times. His family would like to thank Dr. Mark Hotchkiss & his nurses, Barbara, Sally & Diane for his dialysis treatments and the nurses at St. Raphael Hospital Critical Care Unit 3rd Floor for their special care. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden on Friday Jan, 8th, at 8:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

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  1. Dear Francie, Kelly & Erin, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Your Cousin, Rose Salvati Pfeiffer, Family of Dominic & Victoria Salvati

  2. Fran, Kelly, & Erin Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how he cared about you. Bernie, Your life was full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of our special needs, You left us so suddenly, your thoughts unknown, You left us memories, we are proud to own Those who loved can truly tell, the heartache of parting without farewell Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within us, Until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. In God’s care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love.

  3. Frances, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that your son is in my prayers. May he rest in peace. Your friend from Sports Haven, Maureen

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God called his son home and although we may not understand His plan we know that one day we shall reunite with him in the Kingdom of Heaven. Our deepest sympathy Love The Parkers

  5. Bernie and I went to high school together. He was always friendly and was a nice guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this trying time. May Bernie rest in peace.

  6. Frances, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am sorry I could not be there for you during this time due to my being ill. I will keep your beautiful son in my prayers. Love, Nancy Sports Haven)

  7. To Frances and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have been thinking about you alot. When your ready I would love to see you. My prayers are with you.

  8. Fran,Kelly and Erin,words cannot describe how sorry I am for not being there for you at your time of great sorrow. Anytime I called your home and Bernie answered,we would talk a little and he always made me laugh-mostly about you Fran.You’re in my thoughts and prayers.May he rest in peace.Rose and Butchie Palmieri

  9. Frances, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am sorry I could not be there for you during this time due to my being ill. I will keep your beautiful son in my prayers. Love, Nancy Sports Haven)

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