BRAINTREE - William (Billy) Edward Fitzpatrick, age 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Braintree on April 15th.
Billy was born and raised in Woburn, MA as the eldest child to the late John T. Fitzpatrick and Mildred C. Doherty. He is survived and dearly missed by his siblings: Gayle Fitzpatrick of Ogunquit, Brian Fitzpatrick of Wolfeboro, and Sara Sanford of Westminster.
Billy will live on in the hearts of his children and grandchildren Alisha Fitzpatrick, Jessen Fitzpatrick, Layce Alves, Tessa Callahan and Leah Monagle whom he loved dearly. Billy was so proud of all of his children and their various accomplishments in life.
Billy was also a beloved Grandfather to many grandchildren: Emma, Lauren and Caleb Alves; Finn, Bailey and Bryce Callahan; Emery Monagle, Crew, and Theodore Fitzpatrick.
Billy spent the last 10 years of his life with his beloved and cherished partner in life, Linda Lambert. He is remembered with love and admiration by her children, Monique Hurley, Jacqueline Hurley, Jillian Clark, and Alicia Lambert. He was a doting Grandfather and friend to their children Charlie Lambert, Ethan Clark, Aiden Santiago, Madison Hosea, and Carlie Hosea.
Billy lived to experience life to the absolute fullest and was always looking for the next adventure. As a teen and young adult, he loved playing bass guitar, riding horses, traveling and could often be found driving his infamous pinstripe purple hearse with his dog and the back seat of the hearse stuffed to the brim with friends.
Billy graduated from Woburn High School in 1969. He worked in sales for a large portion of his life in various states around the country until he attended UMass Boston and received a degree in counseling.
Through that, Billy found his God-given path in life helping people. Billy spent the last 25 years of his life-giving hope to those that could not find it themselves. He dedicated his time to guiding people through the pathway of recovery. He was an honored and respected member of the recovery community and loved being a part of it.
The most important and memorable part of Billy Fitzpatrick was his unshakable love and kindness. He always had a hug to give, a kind word to share, or a hand for you to hold if you needed one. His positivity and laughter were absolutely infectious. He lit up any room and was the life of the party. He threw the best parties, as his annual Full Moon Sober Cruise was always the number one event to be at each summer.
Billy’s family asks that all that knew him to hold onto and help each other in this difficult time, and as he would say “If you’re not praying, you’re not staying”. He would want us to stay, to continue on his work as a community, and celebrate the precious life we are given. A to be announced memorial service will be held for all that would like to attend when we can all gather together and celebrate him. Billy will surely go out with a bang.
Arrangements were handled by the Mortimer N Peck Funeral Chapels, of Braintree and Weymouth.
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