Jesuit Mourns the Passing of Jimmy Fitzmorris ’39

Posted July 2, 2021 / Last updated July 15, 2021

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Known as a mainstay in Louisiana politics since the 1950s, Jimmy Fitzmorris ’39 passed away at his daughter’s home on June 30, 2021, at the age of 99. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate a Mass at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at St. Louis Cathedral. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. The burial will be private.

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Fitzmorris once gave a speech where he said a man should not be measured by his losses.

“Every man gets knocked down,” Fitzmorris said. “You measure a man by how many times and how quickly he picks himself up.”

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