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Robert B. Fitzgibbon

Robert B. (Bobby) Fitzgibbon

June 7, 1958 – August 14, 2019

Bloomingburg, NY – Formerly of Warwick, NY

A beloved father, hardworking individual and FDNY Firefighter – Robert B. Fitzgibbon, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He was 61 years old.

Bobby was born on June 7, 1958 and raised in Astoria, Queens where he maintained a connection to childhood friends and memories. Bobby passed away from a Ground Zero 9/11 related cancer which he acquired while he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Bobby is survived by his two daughters; Jillian Rudnicki and husband Ryan of Morris Plains, NJ and Loren Fitzgibbon of Manhattan, NY; the mother of his children, Debra Fitzgibbon of Warwick, NY; companion and caregiver, Yvonne Baisley of Bloomingburg, NY; parents, Thomas and Sylvia Fitzgibbon of Warwick, NY; brother Tommy Fitzgibbon Jr. and his wife Joanne and their children Nicole and Johnny of Fair Lawn, NJ; sister Janice Callaghan and her husband John and their children Paige, Keith and Jessica of Glen Cove, NY; in addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins who live out of state.

There were several chapters of Bobby’s life which included the Carpenters Union, FDNY and his family. He was assigned to Engine 97 in the Bronx and Engine 47 in Manhattan where he built a lifelong brotherhood. Bobby was an avid sports fan including the NY Giants and NY Mets, lived an active lifestyle and loved the beach especially Montauk, NY and Venice, FL. As a family, we would like to thank all of those who had an impact on and supported him throughout his wonderful life.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Warwick Center – Mulder Chapel, 62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, NY 10990.

Donations may be made in Bobby’s name to: the FDNY, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, NYC and/or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Local arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service- Proudly serving Warwick and the surrounding communities. For directions or to leave a condolence please call 845-977-6127 or visit www.zmmemorials.com.

8 Comments

  • Cindy Dixon Posted August 17, 2019 4:37 pm

    Dear Sweet Loren,
    My heart is with you at this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Love and prayers,
    Lauren’s Aunt Cindy

  • Rosemarie & Mike Savoia Posted August 17, 2019 5:18 pm

    Jillian, Loren, and Debi, we are so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. Sending you all love and prayers during this difficult time. May your love and memories comfort you always. With our deepest sympathies, Rosemarie and Mike Savoia

  • The Capone/Johnson Family Posted August 18, 2019 6:33 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. I remember the times Bobby would stop and spend time talking to my dad at the deli. My dad treasured those conversations. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Elaine Cerven Posted August 21, 2019 12:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.. My prays go out to you and your daughters.

  • Jeanne, Jim, Tara, & Deirdre Flanagan Posted August 21, 2019 3:52 pm

    Dear Debbie, Jillian, Loren, Ryan, and family, we’re so sorry for your loss. We had many fun times with Bobby, Debbie, and you two girls. He was always quick with a joke or a smile. Our love and prayers are with you. The Flanagan’s

  • Marge Davitt Posted August 23, 2019 10:32 pm

    My heart hurt learning the news of Bobby’s passing. Although it’s been years since Ive seen him, I can still recall Bobbys impish grin, his zest for life,, his adoration of his daughter’s, and love of a good time with friends and family. He loved to “ bust “ on people, stir the pot ,but he also would be the first one to show up if you needed anything. Bobby was a wise ass with a soft heart of gold . My deepest condolences to Bobby’s Family And,many friends. May you Rest In Peace ,my friend. You will live forever in our hearts.

    • Doreen Dunn Posted August 29, 2019 9:48 am

      I’m Bobby’s cousin and I have to say …. you nailed this!! Thank you for taking the time to post this. It made me smile and cry at the same time.

  • Tammy Earl Cheras Posted August 26, 2019 9:36 am

    So sorry for your loss He was a great man Thank you for your service 🙏🙏

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