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Stephen Goodfellow (Admin)
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Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008 - 10:31 pm:   

Sofia Raptis sent me the following information:
Hello everyone -

We have lost a friend and a wonderful songwriter in Sean Fitzgerald.

Everyone who knew Sean surely has wonderful memories of him.

There is going to be a Tribute Show for Sean this Saturday, Nov. 29th at PJ's Lager House in Detroit. Sean had set up a gig there with Tone & Niche, Band B and Much Too Much for that date. It seems only fitting that we have the show there for that reason and because he loved PJ's so much. It is also fitting that we pay tribute to him with an open mic. night. Whether Sean was hosting or attending, he could be found at an open mic. any given night performing, going on about politics or promoting local music.

Sean cared about all of us so much, I wonder if he realized how much the local community cared for him.

Here's the details:
Sean Fitzgerald Tribute Open Mic. and Show
NOV. 29th @ PJ's Lager House in Detroit
Doors at 8 / Open mic. at 8:30
All Ages Welcome
No Cover

*There will be a box at the show to put cards and donations in to give to Sean's Father.

Following the open mic. Tone and Niche, Band B and Much too Much will perform as Sean had booked it. However, with all the e-mails and sign up requests I have received that might become a tentative thing.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sean with a song or a few words please e-mail
I am trying to keep things organized so everyone gets a chance to pay their due to Sean.

There will also be a picture slideshow and photo collage at sean's Tribute. If you have photos you would like added, please e-mail them to me, Anthony at or Matthew at / Any questions feel free to call me at 586.354.4825.

One last thing - There will be a get together to hang out and remember Sean before the open mic from 5pm-8pm at the Gaelic League right near the Lager House. All are welcome to come out with food as long as drinks are purchased at the bar. The Galelic League is located at 2068 Michigan Ave. For more info e-mail

It has been a hard week on everyone. I think this will help bring some closure.

-Anthony Retka (Tone)
dennis pruss
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008 - 3:23 pm:   

Very sorry to hear about Sean-have collaborated with him several times in the past-and we both showed up at each others performances-he was one of the nicest guys you could know, and a really great singer-songwriter and organizer-he will be missed.
Emily Edwards-Schofield
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 3:45 am:   

Did anyone make a video of the memorial? My mom went and had a crappy camera and was in the back. I am in Oregon and so sad I don't know what to do.
I miss Sean so very much. He was my first "grown-up" love. First apartment, first horrible puppy, first sex on the hood of a car in the middle of nowhere (back when that still existed.)Hell, we christened the newly built stage of the Trumbull Theatre way back when. (TMI I know, but there's a need to process that I will never see or talk to this guy I really loved ever again.)
Hell, my granddad is the one who said "we oughtta tear down everything South of 8-mile" I remember the conversation sitting on the steps in the house on Hart Street.
I just had a nice late-night long-distance talk with Sean a few weeks ago and now he's gone. I can throw the darts, wear the amber, and listen to the music he gave me, but what I really want is one more hug.
sarah boyce gwisdalla
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 5:44 pm:   

i stumbled upon this post via a facebook post in Mick Vranich's memory. i moved out of the neighborhood in spring 2007, and learned about Sean's accident just today. i'm heartbroken to know he's gone. Sean was a really sweet guy. waiting tables at the Cass Cafe, i got to know him quite well (he'd hang around drinking coffee for hours). when i lived in Woodbridge in the late 1990s, he'd show up for parties and was known, affectionately, as the "old guy". he was kind and inclusive and fun. i'm sad and sorry.
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 2:33 pm:   

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Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 3:46 am:   

Wow! Great tnhiking! JK

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