Gary Fitzherbert


It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Fitzherbert announces that he passed away Jan. 23, 2020. He was born June 18, 1947 and raised in Aroostook County, Maine. He lived in Easton, Maine and was a proud member of the Easton Maine High School Basketball State Champion Team of 1965.

Mr. Fitzherbert graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 1971 and then received an M.S. in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State College. He began his career teaching fifth grade in Fort Fairfield, Maine.

Gary and his wife, Kathi, moved to Washington, Conn. in 1973 where he worked at the Glenholme School as a Special Education Teacher, Principal and Executive Director. At Glenholme, he enjoyed his time in the Board Room and on the John Deere tractor mowing the baseball field. He loved the town of Washington and served on several town committees and he was particularly proud of being the Zoning Chairman. He was an avid Shepaug supporter and enjoyed attending Shepaug Baseball games as often as he could. Once retired, Gary and Kathi moved to Heritage Village in Southbury.

Mr. Fitzherbert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathi; his daughter, Kristi, and son-in-law, Jon Beck; his granddaughters, Mackenzie and Sarah; his sister, Dawn Fogg of Maine, as well as his lifelong dear friends, Lee and Karen Dopp. He is predeceased by his parents, Loomis and Ruth Fitzherbert and his brother, Richard.

Mr. Fitzherbert did not want traditional services, however, the next time you are working in the Maine potato fields, enjoying coffee at Marty’s, attending a Shepaug Baseball Game or visiting the Glenholme School, please think of him.

Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit