The Red Lion Inn's Jack Fitzpatrick Dies

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Red Lion Inn Photo: The Mount

Sad news from Western Massachusetts: Jack Fitzpatrick, the force behind the popular Red Lion Inn and Blantyre, has passed away.

The Fitzpatrick family is responsible for restoring both Berkshires landmarks. The centuries-old Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge is known for its enormous porch (an excellent perch from which to gawk at tourists) and hearty New England fare; the Fitzpatrick family also owns Blantyre, the ever-so-swanky Berkshires restaurant-slash-resort where we can't really afford to dine (the website sure is tempting, though).

Fitzpatrick was 88; his daughters will continue to operate both spots.

Jack Fitzpatrick Dies [Berkshire Eagle]