Colin “Kelly” Fitzpatrick, 72, Cedar Rapids, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Services will be held Monday, June 10, 10:00 am at St Pius Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will take place Sunday, June 9, 2 to 5 pm, at Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom.
Kelly is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Shannon Fitzpatrick and Kathy Bobar, brothers Ron Fitzpatrick and Dan (Lisa) Fitzpatrick, sisters Debbie (Joe) Rahhal, Janice (Jim) Couch, Janet Davis, and Jane “TC” (Tony) Ridarelli, granddaughters Ann Marie, Bailey and Brooke Bobar and many nieces and nephews.
Kelly was preceded in death by his parents and father, mother and brother in-law.
Kelly was born on April 9, 1947 in a farmhouse in Urbana, Iowa to Irving and Monica (Pesek) Fitzpatrick. He attended Immaculate Conception and graduated from Regis High School in 1965. He attended both Ellsworth Community College and Mount Mercy College. He was drafted into the Army in 1966. Kelly married Mary Lavon Brashaw on June 24, 1972 at Sacred Heart in Monticello. He worked at Farmstead and retired from Rockwell Collins.
Kelly enjoyed playing softball, bowling and golf. He was an avid Cubs fan and fulfilled a lifelong wish of attending the World Series. He loved spending time with his wife playing cards, visiting casinos and watching movies. He enjoyed visiting family and attending his granddaughters special moments.
To honor Kelly’s life, the family requests you wear a Cubs, Hawkeye or any teams attire.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Pius or family.