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Sean Fitzpatrick


Sean Francis Fitzpatrick, age 36 of Lowell Michigan, passed away on Friday, December 22nd of 2023. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Norma Fitzpatrick and Tom Nagy. Sean will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Kerry and Tammy Fitzpatrick; siblings Meggy Meyerhoffer (Lee), Caitlin Buono (Andrew), Hannah Flynn (Todd), Maura, Connor, and Aidan Fitzpatrick, grandmother, Sandy Nagy; and his nieces and nephews (Arrabella, Audrey, and Antonio Meyerhoffer, Gracie, and Tristan Flynn); and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sean graduated from Lowell High School and later pursued his education at Grand Rapids Community College and Colorado State University. He joined the U.S. Air Force and carried out a majority of his service at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado, including an active-duty tour to Saudi Arabia. A high point of his career was doing security detail for Air Force One. He enjoyed his job at the United States Postal Service in Lowell, where he developed many lasting friendships with coworkers. After his service in the military, he worked in construction.

Sean was an outdoor enthusiast and avid hiker who enjoyed time spent with family and friends around the campfire. He spent many years exploring the Rocky Mountains and traveling abroad. Excited to seize each day, Sean will be remembered for his fun-loving spirit and sense of humor. His contagious smile and quick wit created laughter and joy in others. He was a cherished grandson, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. Sean’s memory will live on in the hearts of all of those who loved him.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm, followed by a rosary 7:30 pm, held at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N Hudson St SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 11:00 am, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301 with visitation one hour prior. Fr. Tom Cavera Celebrant. Memorial contributions can be made to Tunnel to Towers foundation @ or 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

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  1. Sean,

    We love you. Remembering the many hikes, dinners and laughs we shared with you.

    Kerry, Tammy and Fritzpatrick family. We have lost our precious Sean and we will miss him forever. We send our love and support your way.

    The Kurronen’s.

    Dave, Marci, Jonas and Addi.

  2. Our hearts are aching at your loss Kerry and Tammy, you are in our prayers for God’s comfort and strength. We are so very sorry.
    Tom and Michelle Oesch

  3. Tammy and Kerry, I am so sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. I can’t imagine the sorrow you feel! It looks like he had an amazing life and wonderful service to his country. You must be so proud of him!

  4. We all share in your great sorrow. We love you all and send our blessings and
    prayers of comfort.

    The Nurmikko Family.

  5. We so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. We know how difficult it is.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Kerry and Tammy. The loss of a child has no words to comfort or explain.

  7. Kerry and Tammy my hear breaks for you and your family over the loss of Sean. Such a bright shining star lost too soon. I am so sorry.

  8. Tammy, Kerry, and family,
    Our family is so sorry to hear of Sean’s passing and our love and prayers are for all of you.
    We remember Sean as such a nice young man and he clearly went on to become a man of honor and someone you are all proud of.
    Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, by the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    With sadness and love,
    Randy, Ellie and Kane family

  9. So sorry for this incredibly sad loss for your family. Sean was a gift to our family as our kids were growing up. So remember us doing Buyer’s Guides as a team with him and our boys including the lengendary time for us he made a flying leap on the roof of our car to get away from a dog chasing him! I so enjoyed working with him after he was in the Air Force at the Lowell Post Office, where he was absolutley adored! These are but a couple of many precious memories our family has of Sean.
    But above and beyond all else we pray that God may rest and bless his soul with a peace that passes all understanding. Thank you Fitzpatrick family for sharing his precious life with us.

  10. I have so many great memories growing up with Sean. I’m heartbroken to read this news.

    Although we haven’t spoken in a while, I will truly miss his friendship and cherish our memories together.

    He always spoke highly of his family and I know he kept them all close to his heart. I pray you find peace in this difficult time. You all will be in my prayers.

  11. We are praying for you and your family at this time of great loss. You have our deepest sympathy, and may God give you strength and bless you during your time of grieving .

  12. I remember so many good times with Sean growing up. That first paper route on the east side of Lowell racing each other on opposite sides of the street and then going to Keyser’s to spend a big chunk of what we earned. Working at the Buyer’s Guide until after midnight some Fridays where he would keep things fun by riding the pallet jack down the loading ramp until the boss caught on.

    My thoughts are with his family and the many others who were fortunate enough to know him.

  13. Our heartfelt condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your in our prayers❤️

  14. God rest your soul Fitz & peace be with you brother.

    We served with and alongside you and enjoyed your sense of humor, witnessed your willingness to learn new tasks and watched you grow while looking out for the Airman around you.

    Defensor Fortis!! YOU will be missed.👊

    – 110th Security Forces Sqaudron Family

  15. I have the best memories of working and living with Sean in Florida and Georgia. What a sense of humor and so many fun times. Our daughters and other friends that knew Sean will miss him deeply. He leaves a big void for us that had the joy of knowing him. Rest in peace Sean. I will miss you

  16. Thanks for the memories. You were always such a free spirit. You made deployment & shift work more light hearted and enjoyable. From your 140th SFS family, we miss you buddy.

  17. I worked with Sean during his time at the 110th Security Forces in Battle Creek as well. Completely agree with the 110th comments above and then some. Fitz as we called him, was one of the better New troops I had in my 25 year career. Wanted to do a good job, cared about his squad mates. But also very funny and quick witted. Had us in stitches and laughing many times. Especially with his spot on imitations of his co-workers in the unit. Just a great guy to work with and fun to be around.
    Fitz, you were the best and will truly be missed. The world is a lesser place without you my guy.
    Much love and respect to your family and friends through this terribly tough time. 🙏

  18. I am so sorry Kerry and Tammy hearing the loss of Sean. Praying that God will receive his soul with abounding mercy, and strength for all of you left behind.

  19. Fitz, I’m at a lost for words.

    Prayers to your family as they proceed to put you to rest brother! You will be missed but not forgotten! From your brothers and sisters at the 140th Security Forces Squadron,

    Love and peace!

  20. Tammy and Kerry, I am so sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. We can’t imagine the pain you feel! We’re thinking of you and praying for your family. Doug & Connie Thompson

  21. Sending my deepest condolences 🙏
    So very sorry for you loss sending many prayers to you and your family 🙏

  22. I have great memories of working with Sean down in Florida and Georgia during hurricane Michael cleanup, we had many laughs together as we shared a camper for so many months along with working with him on any projects we had. Our family will deeply miss Sean.. Rest in peace Sean. You will be missed by many.

  23. Kerry and Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about Sean. There are no words for this kind of grief. Know that you and your family are held in prayer and love. Let perpetual light shine upon Sean. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Peace to you all.
    Rachel Mullins

  24. Kerry and Tammy and family so very sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family ❤️

  25. Tammy and Kerry so sorry for your loss. A beautiful soul gone too soon. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  26. Kerry and Tammy, words seem small in such a loss. May Sean memory be an eternal blessing as you and family grieve.

  27. Kerry and Tammy – please except my sincere and deepest sympathy as you grieve the loss of your son Sean. I am praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

  28. The Fitzpatrick family will always be my second family. Love you all and I will be there on Sunday.

  29. Kerry, Tammy and family,
    My deepest sympathies to you all. Sounds like he was a wonderful young man. He had to be…he has wonderful parents. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Know that God will hold you up!!

    Much love,
    Ruth Bobko Hourani

  30. Kerry and Tammy….. Sending prayers and hugs for you and the family. So much pain and so devastating. Praying that you will sense God’s presence, peace and love at this time.

  31. I am so sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. I attended elementary and high school with him. I will always remember his big smile. You must be so proud of all that he accomplished in his life. I’m thankful for his service, the kindness he always showed to me, and for the honor of knowing him. I pray for peace and comfort for his family, and I pray for his eternal rest.

  32. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  33. I am SO very sorry for your loss! 💔 Prayers for healing for you all 🙏. Hoping you can find some comfort & strength in loving memories of your son!

  34. Kerry, Tammy, and Family,
    We’re so sorry for your incredibly sad loss. Praying for all of you.

  35. Kerry and Tammy and family, there are no words of comfort that I can offer you that will lessen your pain. I’m so heartbroken for your entire family. My family suffered such a loss a short time ago of my nephew. Take comfort in the Lord. He is the only one that can give you the strength you need to get through this. May God keep your hearts in his tender care as you grieve the loss of your precious son Sean.

  36. Kerry and Tammy
    we are so sorry for the loss of your son. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 🙏

  37. My condolences to Sean’s family. I’m so sorry you lost your loved one so soon! Prayers for your whole family! God Bless!! Nick West Mom, Mary

  38. Kerry and Tammy,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Sean. He sounds like a wonderful young man. Not surprising with such great parents. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole Fitzpatrick family. May God wrap you in his arms!

    Ruth Bobko Hourani

  39. Kerry & Tammy, my very deepest condolences to you and your family on hearing of the incredibly sad loss of your son. My heart truly aches for all of you as you endure such pain at this difficult time

  40. Tammy, Kerry and Family. It is with my deepest love, I send my condolences. I know everything is so Raw and unbelievable right now. You are on my heart.

  41. Sean,
    Your visits were always a joy, your smile genuine, your care to know what pleased people unwavering, for me a cigar, a beer, a story or joke. Sometimes all four! You were a joy!!

    Our family misses you and we pray for your eternal rest in Heaven where someday we can visit again.

    Kerry, Tammy and the entire Fitzpatrick family, we give our heartfelt condolences and pray for you all as you grieve Sean’s passing from this earth.

    With Love, John and Karen Willette and Family.

  42. Kerry and Tammy, Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Wishing you Gods comfort and peace.

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