Hamden- Shirley A. FitzSimons, 75, wife of Bernard FitzSimons passed away on Saturday, October 11 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born October 29, 1932 in Derby, CT a daughter of the late Eric and Isabella (Bell) Stokes. She was a graduate of Grace New Haven School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then Hamden Convalescent Home. Shirley loved to walk, was very loving and nurturing and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In addition to her husband she is survived by five children and their spouses, Patricia and Joseph McTague, Bernard and Deborah FitzSimons, Thomas and Mary Sue FitzSimons all of Hamden, Judith and Drewe Iannotti of Ormond Beach, FL and Daniel and Tracy FitzSimons of Atlanta, GA, a brother, Robert Stokes of Ansonia, and seven grandchildren, Michael and Terence McTague, Bernie & Scott FitzSimons, Tommy and Christopher FitzSimons and Matt Needle. She was predeceased by a sister, Jean Barto. Funeral service Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, CT Chapter, 35 Cold Spring Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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  1. Bern,Deb,Bernie,Scott and all of the Fitzsimons: We are so sorry for your loss and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With our love, Judy, Bob, Jen, Sean and Brynn

  2. DEAR BERNIE, DEB, BERNIE, SCOTT, AND FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME. LOVE, NANCY,JOHN,JAY,MARK

  3. DEAR BERNIE,DEB,BERNIE,SCOTT, AND FAMILY, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. SINCERELY, AUNT NAN

  4. Dear Mr. FitzSimons, Tricia, Bern, Tom, Judy and Danny and family, We were so very sorry to hear about Shirley! I will always remember Shirley for her wonderful smile, her laugh and her love of family! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. In sympathy and love, Janet, Jerry, Nicole, Jeremy and Dorrie Hammond

  5. Dear Mr. FitzSimons,Tommy,Judy, Tricia,Bernie,and Danny, I was so very sorry to hear about Mrs. FitzSimons. It has been a very long time since I’ve seen many of you, but I still hold so many fond memories of growing up in Spring Glen and hanging out at your house. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Janice Hager (Burke)

  6. Dear Tom, Mary Sue and family, I just found out today about your mom and wanted to let you know that we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Frank and Sharon Buzan

  7. Dear Tom, MarySue, Bernie and the rest of the FitzSimons’ family: I was away visiting Hank at school and missed Shirley’s wake. I would have certainly been there to express my condolences in person. Having lost my father this summer, I now know how hard it is to lose a loved one. I hope you find strength from one another and enjoy all of your memories. Sincerely, Jack O’Donnell and Family

  8. Judy and Drewe, our deepest sympathy for the lost of your mom. We love you and if there is anything we can do we are here for you! We all love you the Dressler’s.

  9. Mr. Fitzsimons, Tricia, Bernie, Tommy, Judy, & Danny, I was extremely sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing, and send my warmest regards during these difficult days. Whenever I’ve thought about her & think of her now, I SMILE. I smile because she was a terrific lady, was always very kind to me, and was a person whom I admired. Although I hadn’t seen her in almost 25 years, I remember and will always remember her half-grin, half-smile, her quick wit, and her readiness to laugh. It seemed that whenever I was in Spring Glen, I’d see her either walking to or walking from the store. I remember how Shirley and my mom, Jane, were in similar situations: wonderful husbands, five darling children who always behaved, the non-stop work, the cigs., & tan raincoats. Again, I send my warmest regards.

  10. My most sincere sympathy is sent your way at this very difficult time. Mrs. Fitz was the sweetest most gentle woman I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I know how very proud you all were of her. You had an exceptional Mom and wife, and this world is better for having had her in it. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl

  11. Our family wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of your treasured mother. Although the pain is great, she will always be with you.

  12. To the entire FitzSimons family: Our heartfelt sympathy to eveyone! Shirley was a very gentle person and will be greatly missed by all. With love, Teresa and Nick

  13. Tom, you do know we all would have been there. We just found out and we are all very sorry for the loss of your mother. Jerri Quintiliano

  14. Hi Trish and Joe, Thinking of you during your time of sorrow. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of your Mother. Take care and god bless, Marge

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