Judith Elizabeth Fitzmaurice, 80, and Daniel Moore Fitzmaurice, 81, of Milford, both passed away peacefully surrounded by their entire family. Judy passed away on October 16, 2021 and Dan passed away three days later on October 19, 2021, wanting to be with the love of his life. Judy was born on December 21, 1940 in Bridgeport, CT. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ann Thibault. Dan was born on October 08, 1940 in Bridgeport, CT. He was the son of the late Raymond and Mary Fitzmaurice.
Judy and Dan were beloved parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Their incredible love created an immense bond that held their family together and made them all so close. Their love story will forever be a favorite of all that knew them. Judy and Dan’s love started in the 1950s at a carnival, in which Judy was there with her fiancé of 4 years. Judy really wanted to ride the rollercoaster at the time, but her fiancé did not. Dan overhead this conversation and quickly stepped in to ask if he could take her. As they say, the rest is history. Their incredible love only grew from there. They went on to create a beautiful life together, having 3 amazing kids, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. All that knew them could see the love the two of them shared simply by the way they looked at each other. In his final days, Dan described Judy by saying “She just glows. She is so beautiful.” Their love is one most only dream of.
Dan worked as an iron worker his entire career, retiring in 1999. He worked alongside many of his family members during those times. Dan also used to drive a Mr. Softee’s ice cream truck and his three kids have fond memories of meeting him at the truck every day to get their free ice cream and to see their Dad. Judy spent her career helping others through her nursing registry, A-1 Nursing. They both had so much pride in what they did. They were both very competitive people. They spent many nights playing card games, Rummikub, Scrabble, and UpWords. Dan would even give out ‘free game wins’ to Judy for her birthday. They just loved being together going to the casino, eating at their favorite pizza places in New Haven, going to the Melting Pot, or just enjoying their dinner together in front of the TV watching their favorite show, Judge Judy. Dan and Judy were inseparable.
Judy and Dan enjoyed nothing more than spending time with their family. One of their favorite memories to talk about was their family vacations to Myrtle Beach with their three kids and their spouses and all eight of their grandchildren. They both would do anything for their family. Dan enjoyed woodworking and would make puzzles, birdhouses, and even personalized stools for each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Judy loved to bake and would often bake with her grandchildren anytime they came over. Every holiday was spent with their entire family, surrounded around their kitchen table. Nothing brought them more joy or pride than their family.
Judy and Dan are survived by their three children, Tami (Bob) Collins, Lori (Hank) Zimmerman, and Daniel (Lisa) Fitzmaurice. They were also survived by their eight grandchildren, Ashley (John) Heaphy, Amanda Zimmerman, Chris (Nicole) Collins, Daniel (Stephanie) Fitzmaurice, Kelly (Steven) Bainer, Amanda (Matthew) Ferrucci, Ryan (Nicole) Zimmerman, and Kyle (Zoie) Fitzmaurice. They are also survived by their ten incredible great-grandchildren; as well as their sisters, Ellen Byrne, Debbie Orzechowski, Robin (George) DiPasquale, Michele (Pat) Thibault and Kathy Thibault; brothers, Art (Barbara) Thibault and Mark (Linda) Thibault; brother-in-law, Dick Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
They are preceded in death by their brother, Dennis Powers; sister-in-law, Erika Powers; sister, Maryann Mitchell; sister, Pat Jankovsky; and brother-in-law, Frank Orzechowski.
Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 BROAD ST., MILFORD, CT. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:30 at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
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