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1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
FITZGERALD, Robert P. 81, a longtime Milton and Charlestown resident, passed away October 5, 2016. Son of the late John Francis Fitzgerald Jr. and Catherine (O'Hearn) Fitzgerald and the grandson of the late John F. (Honey Fitz) Fitzgerald, US Congressman and Mayor of Boston. Loving brother of the late Reverend John F. Fitzgerald, III and the late Frederick R. Fitzgerald and brother in law of Marcia (Roak) Fitzgerald of Marlborough. Devoted father of Robert P. Fitzgerald, Jr. and his wife Kerry of Needham, Maria Fitzgerald and her husband Jonathan Herlihy of Weston, Rose Doherty and her husband Tim of Needham, Paul Fitzgerald and his wife Michelle of Northampton and Danielle Valle Gilchrist and her Husband Peter of Charlestown. He also leaves 10 grandchildren who he adored. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Bartholomew Church, 1180 Greendale Ave Needham, on Tuesday, October 11th at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham, on Monday October 10th from 4-8PM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mass General Hospital (MGH) Pediatric Epilepsy Program, c/o Dr. Elizabeth Thiele, 175 Cambridge Street, Suite 340, Boston, MA 02114-2796. Graduate of Boston Latin School Class of 1953, College of the Holy Cross Class of 1957 and received his MBA from Babson in 1959. He volunteered his time and energy to many charitable boards. He was also an avid golfer having been a longtime member of Woodland Golf Club in Newton. Bob was very politically active throughout most of his life having spent many years working on the political campaigns of his late cousins Jack, Bobby and Ted Kennedy. For full obit, directions or to share a memory of Bob, please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 7, 2016
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