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Cyril Fitzsimons (Class of 1961)

The Union was saddened to learn of the loss of Cyril Fitzsimons (Class of 1961)
Cyril Fitzsimons class of 1963 at his bar on Napeague. Doug Kuntz
Cyril Fitzsimons class of 1963 at his bar on Napeague. Doug Kuntz

Cyril Fitzsimons

1943-2020

“He was such a big character I can’t even put it in words. He was in a league of his own,” says Cyril Fitzsimons’s son Richard of his father.

Born in Dublin in 1943 to parents Eilish and Phil Fitzsimons (of the auctioneers Hassett and Fitzsimons), Cyril Fitzsimons grew up in Ballsbridge. He had two brothers, Michael and Philip, and three sisters, Nuala, Olivia and Elizabeth.

He was educated at Blackrock College and left Ireland for the US in 1964, where he joined the US marines and ended up fighting in the Vietnam War.

There is a chapter about Fitzsimons in a book called .......

 

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