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Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Passed 09/25/2023


Obituary For Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Mary E. (Brito) Fitzgerald, 75, of Bristol, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2023 surrounded by family and friends at Hope Hospice, Providence. Born in Fall River, MA and daughter of the late Joseph M. and Audrey G. (Parkin) Brito, Mary was a lifelong resident of Bristol, RI. She was the wife of the late Thomas Fitzgerald, who predeceased her in 1992.

Dr. Fitzgerald was a graduate of St. Philomena's school and R.I. College. A psychologist Mary had a private practice in Bristol for many years prior to her employment at East Coast Mental Wellness in Providence from 2017-2023. She spent many years enjoying her pool and attending 4th of July events with her friends and drives through Colt State Park. Mary is survived by her son, Stephen Fitzgerald of Bristol, RI; her brothers, Joseph M. Brito Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Bristol, RI and Michael S. Brito and his wife Sally of East Greenwich, RI; her sister, Audrey Field of Bristol, RI; and her sister in law, Mary Brito, wife of the late Patrick Brito.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family will receive relatives and guests for Visitation on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 3-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 10AM in St. Mary's Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol with Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Chestnut St., Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Thomas E. Fitzgerald Jr. Fine Art Scholarship at Roger Williams University.

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  • 10/02/2023

    Just saw this. Condolences to Mary's family. We were childhood school friends and she was always smiling and so kind. ❤️

  • 09/29/2023

    Mary became a good friend but started off as my therapist. She was very kind she was funny she was wise and actually cared actually listened never gave up on me. RIP Mary I miss you already

  • 09/27/2023

    Mary was such an inspiration to those around her, she would light up a room and fill it with positivity. Mary inspired me on how to be a great therapist. She always showed compassion, humor, and support to her clients and those around her. She's made an impact on everyone she was around. I will always cherish the memories and laughter we had together.

  • 09/26/2023

    As her cousin, it is true, she was a person you enjoyed a good "belly" laugh with. She lived and looked at life with such positivity. Always the sun, never the salt. Mary cared for other, more than she cared for herself. Always giving. She will be missed. XO.

  • 09/26/2023

    I remember having a lot of laughs with Marry. She was also a terrific cook and liked having people over to her house. She was very hospitable.

  • 09/26/2023

    Mary was a fantastic woman who could bring a smile to anyone's face. She was the type of therapist who provided warmth and support to her clients and co-workers when needed. Conversations were filled with laughter, and that I will miss most.


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    Sweet Tranquility Basket was sent for Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald - September 27, 2023

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