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David Fitz

January 8, 1945 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 73)

Greenfield-----David Fitz, 73, of Adams Rd. died Wednesday (2-7-18) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by his loving family.

David was born in North Adams January 8, 1945, the son of the late Floyd and Vivian Mann.

He grew up in Greenfield, attended Greenfield schools and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1963.

David served in the Army National Guard from 1965-1971. After the National Guard he drove for Coca-Cola. He then was employed by Northeast Utilities, first at Cabot Station and then at the Northfield Mountain Underground Pump Storage Facility as a Shift Supervisor. He retired in 2003 after 30 years at NU.


David married Elizabeth Hollingsworth July 26, 2014 and although they were married only 4 years, they were together for 17 years.


David enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, trips to the Fryeburg Fair with friends, going to the beach with Liz and spending time with his family. He also took great pride in his home, mowing and taking care of his lawn were a high priority. He also enjoyed watching all of the wildlife around his home, especially the birds which he fed daily. David was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Although he would have surely turned off the TV during the last Superbowl game.


In addition to his wife Elizabeth, David his survived by his daughter Heather Renaud and her husband Troy of Greenfield and by his grandsons, William and Caleb, who brought him so much joy.

David is also survived by his brother and his wife, Bernard and Ruth Mann: nephews Scott Blewett (Pam), Todd Blewett (Eileen) and a niece Pamela Sanborn (Lew) all of CT; in-laws Mary and Dick Sonosky and Susan and Allan Toczko of NH. He was predeceased by his sister Sally Blewett and her husband Edward and his mother in-law Stacia DeMeo.


David will be greatly missed by all who knew him, they will forever miss his smile and firm handshake and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.


A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Tuesday (2-13-18) at 11 AM at Holy Trinity Church 133 Main St. Greenfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday (2-13-18) from 8:30 Am to 10:30 AM Kostanski Funeral Home 220 Federal St Greenfield. Burial will be at the convenience of his family.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dog Shelter 10 Sandy Lane Turners Falls, MA 01376 or to American Cancer Society 30 Speen St Framingham, MA 01701.


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