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Edward L. Fitzemeyer
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  • VNA of Middlesex -East & Visiting Nurse Hospice
    607 North Ave. Suite 17
    Wakefield, MA 02176
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  • Catholic Charities
    187 Central St.
    Somerville, MA 02145

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“To Lisa, Cheryl & Ted, I just heard about your dad... so sorry. We have many wonderful memories of him and your mom. Some of my favorites are on...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: marie keane - atkinson, NH

“To Ted, Lauren and family, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Sincerely,The Antonangeli Family ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Erica Antonangeli - Melrose, MA

“So glad we were able to spend some time with you at Ruth's birthday party.We,ll remember the good times we had in Florida. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dorothy and wilis Fiedler

“Dear Lisa and Family,Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Know that my thoughts...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Kelly - Medford, MA

“Dear Ted and Family,Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.Sincerely,Mark and Tammie , Cam, Katie and Noelle DeCroteau ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Edward L. Fitzemeyer passed away at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading on October 21, 2017. He was 90 years of age. He was born in Revere on January 30, 1927 to the late George & Louise (Burridge) Fitzemeyer. He was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and attended Tufts University. Edward served his country with pride in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Fitzemeyer lived in Melrose for over 40 years, Newport Richie, Florida for many years and Haverhill, MA for several years. Ed was a mechanical engineer and started his own company in 1960, named Fitzemeyer & Tocci located in Melrose and currently of Woburn. He retired in 1995 and passed the business onto his son Ted. He was also an associate dean of architecture at Harvard University for a year. Mr. Fitzemeyer was a longtime member of Incarnation Church in Melrose and a current member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield and a member of the Knight of Columbus in Revere. He loved to travel across the United States and Europe, enjoyed music, whistling, and had beautiful gardens at his homes. Ed loved spending time at his summer home on Crystal Lake in Gilmanton Iron Works in NH since 1970. He had a wonderful sense of humor and above all loved spending time with his family. Ed was the husband of the late Claire R. (Smith) Fitzemeyer. Father of Lisa Paone & her husband Jack of Wakefield, Cheryl Schluntz & her husband Peter of ME and Ted Fitzemeyer & his wife Sandra of Melrose and the late Paul Fitzemeyer. Brother of Louis, Carol, Karen, George and the late Georgine, Arlene, Joan, Kenneth & James. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, his loving companion Ruth Rheame and numerousnieces & nephews. Visitation will be held ... READ MORE →