West Bath, ME - Brian Fitzgerald, longtime resident of West Bath, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center, with his son by his side on April 11, 2017.
Brian was born at Bath Memorial Hospital on August 26, 1950 to Eunice and Wilson Fitzgerald and raised in West Bath. Brian spent his early life outside of Maine, joining the Navy where he spent two years as a radio mechanic on helicopters. During his time in the Navy, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Vietnam War and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.
After leaving the Navy, Brian spent time traveling abroad and settling down in Arizona for a while before returning to Maine. After returning to Maine, Brian worked at Bath Iron Works in the Engineering department, in charge of manufacturing aspects. After BIW, Brian began working in carpentry, which had been in a way, a family trade.
An avid outdoorsman, Brian hunted and fished across Maine, collecting stories of big fish and good times with close friends throughout the years. What he can be most remembered for was his willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need, a quality that lasted until the end.
Brian will be greatly missed by his son, Codi, brothers Keith and Kevin as well as Keith’s wife Doreen, and nieces and nephews, and many friends that he knew throughout his life.
A memorial service will be held at TnT Bible Church, 213 Foreside Road Topsham, ME on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3 pm, with a celebration of life held at Mae’s Café, 160 Center Street Bath, ME the following Friday, May 5, 2017 from 3-5 pm.