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George Scott Fitzgibbon

November 10, 1977 — June 4, 2024

Ruidoso

Scotticus 

As we honor the life of George Scott Fitzgibbon, we are reminded of a man whose light shone brightly in the hearts of all who knew him. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 10, 1977, Scott’s journey came to an early end on June 4, 2024, in Ruidoso, New Mexico. 

Scott was a true Renaissance Man in every way. Most people knew him from his time on stage, portraying the lives of many characters or getting to experience him entertaining an audience with an Irish trad. His love for music was something that inspired; from breaking down musical theory to playing all of the instruments- such as bagpipes, guitar, piano, whistle, and so many more. Scott was so much more than his stage persona. He approached life with kindness and empathy and was always there for you with a gentle soul. Even if the encounter was brief, he left a lasting impact on all.

Those who had the privilege of knowing him could tell you stories of his rock climbing days and how involved he was in our Village. He was a pillar in the community and tried to give back in many ways including running for Village council, volunteering during the voting season, and subbing at the high school. Scott was always willing to share his knowledge with anyone who would slow down and enjoy it with him. He would always say he had two of every tool and show you how they all worked. If you wanted to build a ukulele, handcraft a tobacco pipe, just fix some steps, or bake the best chocolate chip cookies, Scott could do it all. He embodied the Renaissance Man principle of “a man can do all things if he will”.

Scott is survived by his wife, Reni Fitzgibbon; sons, Alaisdair Fitzgibbon, and Jaimeson Fitzgibbon; his mother, Sally Fitzgibbon; his mother-in-law, Dana Roberson; father-in-law, Gary Roberson; brother-in-law, Jon Roberson; aunts and uncles, James and Eve Fitzgibbon, Teresa Fitzgibbon and Harrison Schmitt, Steven and Ann Rudy, Mary Laub and Rick, and Kathreen Fitzgibbon; and many cousins and extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, Francis J Fitzgibbon; and brother, James Bryan Caruthers.

Though Scott may no longer be with us in body, his legacy lives on in the echoes of his melodies and the beauty of his creations. Fois Dhut (Rest in Peace), George Scott Fitzgibbon. There will be a hole in this community, you will be deeply missed but never forgotten. 

We will have an Irish Cèilidh and celebrate his life on August 24th, beginning at 4:00pm, at The Enchanted Vine in Alto, New Mexico.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Scott Fitzgibbon, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Starts at 4:00 pm

Enchanted Vine by Noisy Water Winery

492 Fort Stanton Rd, Alto, NM 88312

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