648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
Fax: 508-842-0061
Laurence Fitts

Laurence G. Fitts

Monday, August 2nd, 1948 - Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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Obituary

Laurence "Gordon" Fitts of Auburn passed away peacefully on May 20, 2021, after a long illness. Gordon was the beloved son of Lorraine "Kitty" (Gleick) Nordgren and Lawrence Fitts, Sr. who predeceased him. Born August 2, 1948, Gordon grew up in Auburn surrounded by a large and loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Gordon graduated from Auburn High School and Worcester Junior College. He retired from the Auburn Housing Authority where he was employed for many years. A lifelong lover of animals, Gordon's dogs were his constant companions. He also enjoyed feeding the birds and the other woodland creatures that inhabited his property. Gordon was an avid bowler, golfer, billiards player and, up until his passing, a teller of really bad jokes (he loved Rodney Dangerfield). He was incredibly generous to everyone and gave to many charities and animal shelters. Gordon will be dearly missed by his family and his precious dog, Little Girl.

Memorial donations may be made to The Bosler Humane Society, PO Box 12, Baldwinville, MA 01436 (www.boslerhs.org) or Sterling Animal Shelter, 17 Laurelwood Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 (www.sterlingshelter.org).

Gordon's personal message to everyone: "Thank you to all my family, friends and neighbors who accompanied me on my life's journey. Think of someone you love and have not seen in a while and call or visit them and tell them how much they mean to you."

A graveside service and reception will be held at the family’s convenience.
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Michele Flanagan

Posted at 11:21pm
Gordon was one of my favorites to visit. He loved telling jokes and always made me laugh. At my last visit, he said "I got supplies, but never got my henway". I said "I'm not sure I follow you, what's a henway?". He said "oh, about 3 pounds"...and we laughed. I got Little Girl a stuffed hen dog toy for when I saw them again. I'm sorry to see that he is gone. He was a kind, patient man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
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Ellie Oleson

Posted at 06:54pm
Gordon was a loving son to Lorraine. They are together now. He was smart, funny and dedicated to all the dogs and cats that lived with them over the years. He will be missed.
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Wendy Ransom

Posted at 09:12am
Gordon loved his extended family dearly, and in conversations between us, he'd ask about his cousins and their children often. Because he grew up on Holstrom Ct, he shared lots of great stories about our grandparents and their devotion to each other and their children. People were important to him: almost as important as his beloved dog, Little Girl. Her companionship comforted him in his years of declining health. She's what really kept him going and made him happy. Give my love to the family, Gordon. Tell them I miss them.
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Lisa Burt

Posted at 10:56pm
Gordon was the sweetest person always enjoyed our visits when we were home. We both had a love for animals and nature. We send our love to his remaining family and condolences.
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Tiffany de la Vega

Posted at 07:14am
Gordon was a special person, kind, gentle and loved to make people laugh. He will always hold a special place in my heart . I miss him dearly ! I’m so sorry for your loss. 💜 ~Tiffany de la Vega
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