GMHS Class of ‘76’s Fitzsimmons passes

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Marc Robert Fitzsimmons, 63, of Colonial Beach, Va., was tragically killed in a one-car accident in Stony Point, N.Y., on Aug. 23. The son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, Marc was born in Canada and raised in Granby, where he was active in scouting and the Granby Pony Club. He graduated from Granby Memorial High School and was a member of the cross-country team.

After serving in the Navy for four years, Marc went on to Ithaca College where he rowed varsity crew and earned his degree in photography in 1984. Upon graduation, he worked for several Connecticut newspapers including the Hartford Courant, the Farmington Valley Herald, and the Hartford Business Journal.

Marc eventually moved south, got married and embarked on a career in information technology. He worked for a number of different government agencies in different states. After hours, Marc combined his IT and photography skills in a number of free-lance creative pursuits. He was especially valuable to his 1976 GHS class in planning and promoting their class reunions. His work can still be found at: and

For a number of years, Marc also sold calendars featuring photographs of various Granby sites. He had recently retired and was planning to set off in 2023 on a trip around North and South America to document the people and cultures he would come in contact with, as well as the “ruins” that he might discover.

Marc is survived by his former wife Tracey Migeot, the mother of his two sons, Geoffrey and Ethan; his sister Belinda and her husband Gary Bullock and their children Maddie and Derek; and his brother James. Memorial donations can be made to Easterseals via their website at