Maria Fitzpatrick

Maria Fitzpatrick (Alves)

Saturday, February 20th, 1954 - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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“Proud of her Portuguese Heritage”

TORRINGTON – Maria (Alves) Fitzpatrick, age 66 of Torrington formerly of Waterbury passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Maria was born on February 20, 1954 in Ponta Del Gada, Azores, Portugal the daughter of the late Manuel and Lurdes (Noberga) Alves. Maria emigrated to the U.S. at age 12 and then attended Merriman School and Crosby High School. She was then employed at General DataComm, the Big Y Bakery Dept and retired from Altec Electronics in Torrington in February of 2020. Maria never went anywhere without a tray of cookies, a beautifully decorated cake or her famous Portuguese chicken and rice. She always had her camera to capture happy moments and wonderful memories. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Left to cherish her memories and honor her love and legacy are her fiancé, Donald Sumple, former husband Brian Fitzpatrick, son, Brian Fitzpatrick Jr. and his fiancé, Kim Kilby of Auburn Washington, daughter, Tracy Fitzpatrick of Waterbury. Maria was blessed with 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Jade Singer who were the light of her life. She spent every weekend teaching them how to make cookies or a favorite Portuguese dish, She also leaves her sister, Rosemarie Alves-Hamilton, brother, Carlos Alves and his wife Otilia and sisters-in-law Francine Fitzpatrick Martin, Darlene Fitzpatrick Bedell and her longtime friend, Diane Libertore Mazzeo as well as several nieces and nephews. Maria was predeceased by her niece, Amy Alves.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fitzpatrick will be held on Tuesday July 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St Waterbury to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 74 West Main St. to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the Queen of Peace Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Maria’s family on Tuesday July 21, 2020 from 11:00 till 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Fitzpatrick family on Maria’s tribute page at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home
    1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 1:30pm
    Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
    74 West Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06710
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    Rev. James Sullivan
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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Posted at 07:37pm
Rest In Peace Maria Love The Lyons Family
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Jacqueline DiDominzio

Posted at 09:09pm
She was just the best! She use to tease me that we should have opened a business doing cakes when we were skills were no where near hers. I shall miss her forever.

Mary Fran

Posted at 11:51am
Maria brought many smiles and much joy to our lives. She will never be forgotten.
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Jose Garcia

Posted at 10:01am
We haven't known each other very long but you were an easy person to get to know, I cherish our brief memories. Jose C. Garcia

Diane Mazzeo

Posted at 03:43pm
My condolences to Tracy, Brian, Don,& Family of Maria Alves Fitzpatrick Maria What is my best friend all through grammar school and high school. We shared so many memories through the years. I will miss all our late night talks, as well as spending the Christmas holidays at my house. You were an excellent baker made trays and trays of cookies and cakes my entire family including myself always raved about your baking. You had a heart of gold we all will miss her dearly love you from the bottom of our hearts you deserve to go rest in peace now with your mom. God took you to soon love you forever. Diane& Louie Mazzeo Liberatore 💞⭕️❌😘

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