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Martin  de Porres Fitzpatrick

Martin de Porres Fitzpatrick

Saturday, December 20th, 1952 - Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Martin de Porres Fitzpatrick
December 20, 1952-January 20, 2021

FITZPATRICK, Martin de Porres, age 68, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. A joyous life with a tough finish.

Martin was a writer and the author of two top-selling celebrity memoirs. For the last twenty years, he’d also been the tour manager for the acclaimed musical group Tommy James and the Shondells—a job he loved. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Martin attended Saint Francis of Assisi and Maternity B.V.M. parochial schools, Archbishop Ryan High School (class of 1970), and La Salle College. Martin’s love affair with the written word began before he could read, when his mother and father read him bedtime stories. In 2002, Martin realized his dream of becoming a professional writer when he published his first book, The Bitter End, a memoir about the famous Greenwich Village nightspot, co-authored by club owner, Paul Colby. For his second book, he collaborated with rock ‘n roll legend Tommy James on the best-selling memoir Me the Mob and the Music, which is currently in development as a feature film.

Martin is predeceased by his parents, William A. and Rita M.(nee D’Ambrosio) Fitzpatrick. He is survived by his loving daughter, Katherine (Kate) Elizabeth Petronaci, brothers William (Billy) and Bernard (Buddy), nieces Olivia and Natalie Fitzpatrick, fiancé Trina Dattolo, aunts, cousins, and close friends Sharon Petronaci and Tommy and Linda James. Martin will also be missed by many friends in the Cedar Grove community and the professional music scene.

Martin’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Tommy and Linda James for their love and support during this difficult time.

Services for Martin will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church, 339 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey 07009. Arrangements by the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Avenue, Garfield, NJ (973-340-7077). Condolences visit aloiafuneral.com
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    Thursday, February 25th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 25th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Catherine of Siena RC Church
    339 Pompton Avenue
    CEDAR GROVE, NJ 07009
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Mark Brndjar

Posted at 08:19pm
Hello family and friends of Martin, I worked with Martin at Merit liquors way back in 1991-93 while I was in college and he was the manager. Many a night of interesting discussions with him when things were quiet. He is the one that introduced me to the NPR program "All things considered". Every time I would run across it in later years, it made me smile and think of him. He was a man of many talents and I am sad to hear of his passing. Best Regards, Mark Brndjar

William Zuppa

Posted at 06:12pm
Dear Sharon, Kate, family, friends, and fiance of Martin, I am so very sorry. God rest Martin's soul and comfort yours. Schlafen Sie gut mein Bruder.
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Jim Sullivan

Posted at 02:48pm
Every Time I think of Martin he was always smiling or laughing going to miss that guy I hope everything works out for his family God bless him his friend Jim Sullivan

Andy Gordon

Posted at 11:47am
Wondered why I hadn’t heard from you as of late. Sorry that we lived so far apart, New Jersey - Canada. We would have had so many great times together. Thanks for the brief memories that we shared together; especially our regard and love for Frank. The three of us will all get together for some drinks in the hereafter. This time you’re buying!
As ever, Andy

Paul F & Janie H. Tompkins

Posted at 08:29pm
Love to all . You are in our thoughts and in our hearts.
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