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“CAPT Dave Muenkel and I knew Fitz from the USS Damato SELRES. He was a great guy and the embodiment of what it means to be a Navy Officer. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Michael E. Ottlinger CAPT USNR (R) - OH

“Rest in peace Fritz, I remember us being golf caddies at Bass Rocks,,,,,,We had such fun carrying all the golf bags for golfers,, God love you , rest...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph Woodbury - Palm Desert, CA

“Just received the sad news of the loss of our old friend and shipmate of many, many years. Our deepest condolenses to Marianne and all of Fitz's...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Marge Benson - ME

“My family and I would like to express our condolences to Marianne and the rest of the Lufkin family. Fitz was a super guy who always had a smile on...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jon Good - Gloucester, MA

“Dear Marianne and family, I will always remember Fitz with great respect as my most important mentor. He was always professional and a true...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Polley - Essex, MA

“Dear MaryAnne and family, Wally and I are so sad to hear that dear Fitz has died. He meant the world to Wally who had such admiration and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Susan and Wally Stark - MA

“Dear MaryAnne and family, Wally and I are so sad to hear that Fitz has died. He meant the world to Wally who had such admiration and respect for...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Susan and Wally Stark - MA

“I was a broker at Lufkin & Brown and learned a lot from Fitz. He was a good man and he will be sadly missed. God bless you, Fitz. Love, Sue ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Cain - Essex, MA

“Marianne and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Fitz was a real gentleman and a pleasure to work with in the Real Estate industry for the...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Fatima Heath - Gloucester, MA

“Fitz so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you and your family we be in our thoughts and prayers ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Cole and Family - Gloucester, MA

“Farewell and smooth seas. We will miss you. Bobbie and Gresh Ivey ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Gresham Ivey - Salt Lake City, UT

“Dear Marianne, So sorry to hear from Mike Jensen and George Vrotsos. Good memories for all of us. Best Prayers Charlie ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Charles Hamlin - Beaver, PA

“Our deepest condolences for your loss. We hope all the wonderful memories will help get the family through this difficult time as you say goodbye and...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa & Jimmy Comeau - FL

“fitz and i began our golf careers during our high school years on the cape ann golf course in essex, often stopping afterwards for an ice cream at...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: larry & patti veator - gloucester, MA

“Fitz was a man of great compassion who made most people laugh out loud, no matter their mood. A fierce competitor but a true gentleman. He shall be...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Shea - Gloucester, MA

“My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones... I did not know Mr. Lufkin personally but I grew up in Gloucester and my father highly...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Valerie R. McGillivray - MA

“The Smiths lost a dear friend this week. Fitz provided our family with laughs, love, and support since becoming our friend and neighbor in the early...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Smith Crawley - Manchester, MA

“My sympathy to Mary Ann, Fitz, Fay, Dean and all the grandkids. Great neighbors, great family. Know that your Dad will be missed. He will be watching...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Curran Chalmers - MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in knowing that Fitz is at peace. Love, Phyllis ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Phyllis Tedesco - Wellesley Hills, MA

“I met Fitz when we were 12-years-old. He was leader of the pack in East Gloucester... the smartest, funniest, most charismatic kid in town. We became...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jane and Mike Jensen - Mystic, CT

Capt. Fitz O. Lufkin Jr., 76, USNR Retired Capt. Fitz O. Lufkin Jr., 76, USNR, Retired of Gloucester, died on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2011 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gloucester on October 24, 1934, son of the late Fitz and Edna (Perry) Lufkin. Fitz attended Gloucester public schools, where he was a recipient of the Sawyer Medal. Upon graduation from Gloucester High School in 1952, he was awarded an NROTC scholarship to attend Harvard, where he commanded the Student Brigade his senior year. Following graduation in 1956, he served three years active duty in the United States Navy. He was recalled to active duty during the Berlin Crisis in 1962 and remained in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a Captain after twenty years of service. He maintained a life-long connection with the officers he served with during his time in the Navy. Fitz was a well known real estate broker in Gloucester for over forty years and was a co-founder and President of Lufkin & Brown Realtors. During his career, he served as president of the Cape Ann Board of Realtors and the Gloucester Rotary Club, and also sat on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Ipswich for many years. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Marianne (Forrest) Lufkin of Gloucester; his daughter, Fay L. Sims and her husband LTC Douglas A. Sims, US Army, of Lincoln, MA; two sons, Fitz O. Lufkin III and his wife Ellen (Field) of Gloucester and Dean F. Lufkin of Jupiter, FL; four grandchildren, Fitz IV, Christopher, and Olivia Lufkin and Madeleine A. Sims; his mother-in-law, Georgia Forrest. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Friday, October 14, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There will be no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Friends of Seacoast, Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.

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