Obituary: Richard R. Fitzgerald, 28

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Richard R. Fitzgerald, 28, of Santa Anna, Calif., a Portsmouth native, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness.

Richie or “Fitzy” was born in Portsmouth June 7, 1990. He was known for his kind manner, big heart and sense of humor. Richie is survived by his parents, Stephen and Joan Fitzgerald of Portsmouth and his younger brother Kevin M. Fitzgerald of Costa Mesa, CA. Richie was predeceased by his older brother, Dennis P. Fitzgerald.

Richie attended St. Philomena School, Bishop Connelly High School and Becker College.

Richie loved sports particularly Football and Lacrosse. He was employed by Sober Techniques Inc. dedicating himself to helping others. He also spent several years in the food industry, eventually creating his own business, “Food By Fitzy”.

Calling hours are Thursday, September 6, 4- 8 PM, at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 7th at 10:00AM in St. Anthony’s Church, 2826 East Main Road Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Burial to follow at St. Columba Catholic Cemetery, 465 Browns Lane. Middletown, RI 02842.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Richards memory can be made to

Suggestions by family for Florist and Hotels listed below:

Carlone’s Florist Inc.

16 Dexter St.

Portsmouth, RI 02871


Howard Johnsons

317 West Main Road

Middletown, RI 02842

401- 849-2000

Hampton Inn

317 West Main Road

Middletown, RI 02842


Residence Inn

325 West Mains Road

Middletown, RI 02842


Homewood Suites

348 West Main Road

Middletown, RI 0284


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