Daniel Fitzpatrick Suicide: Photos Of Mom, Dad And Siblings Grieving Suicide Of Staten Island Boy
On Thursday, Daniel “Danny” Fitzpatrick decided to take his own life after he became a victim of bullying in school. Today, his family is devastated as they prepare for a memorial service for their child.Advertisement
Danny was only 13 years old when he died. He was the son of Maureen and Daniel Fitzpatrick. On August 11, his 17-year-old sister Kristen found her younger brother with a belt around his neck at the family’s attic in their home in Davis Avenue, West Brighton.
Daniel Fitzpatrick Dead At 13 After Taking His Own Life
Near Danny’s body was a lengthy suicide letter penned by the young boy before he had taken his own life. “I wanted to get out. I begged and pleaded. Eventually, I did get. I failed by I didn’t care. I was out that’ll wanted,” the letter stated. By the time helped arrived, it was too late. Danny was gone.
In an emotional video posted by the young boy’s father, Daniel said, “Danny was a kind, gentle little soul. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He ain’t like me. He was never like me. He was better than me. He will always be better than me. I have no words to describe the pain that I’m feeling right now.”
Daniel And His Father Went To Principal Rosemary McGoldrick To Discuss Bullying In Holy Angels Catholic Academy
He also took the time to discuss his son’s troubles about bullying in school at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy. “What was put in paper is true,” he said as he referred to the suicide letter Danny had left wherein he named his four bullies.
Fitzpatrick also said that he and his son had gone to see school principal Rosemarie McGoldrick. He said that all McGoldrick told them was, “He’ll be fine. Is he in counseling? You have to try harder, Danny. I know, I know. These things will pass. Children can be such horrible creatures.”
Following Danny’s death, Mr. Fitzpatrick remarked, “They ain’t creatures, they’re monsters. Disgusting little monsters. To the parents of the boys that tormented my son, all I have to say is I hope you never, never have to feel what my family is going through right now. You get to hold your children every night and day for the rest of your lives and their natural lives. I don’t get that anymore. Your little monsters took that from me and my wife and his sisters.”
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page was set up by Danny’s oldest sister Eileen to help her parents pay for the young boy’s memorial service. “I created this campaign to assit my parents in the burial and services for my brother. My brother was thirteen years old, he did not have life insurance, because he wasnt supposed to die. This was a very unexpected tragedy for my family and we were not prepared for it,” she explained.
To help raise awareness regarding bullying, shirts promoting anti-bullying messages are being sold through a page from bonfirefunds. All proceeds will also go to the Fitzpatrick family.
Following her son’s death, Maureen had told the New York Daily News, “My son is not supposed to be dead. My son is supposed to be playing football. My son is supposed to be home with his family.”