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FITZGERALD, Colonel Robert W. US Army, Ret., of Reading, April 19, 2016 at age 80. Beloved husband for 50 years of the late Diane (Covino) FitzGerald. Devoted father of Laura Pica and her husband James. Cherished grandfather of Eric and Elizabeth. Dear brother of Kenneth FitzGerald and his wife Jo and the late Frances Maddox. Loving son of the late Chester W. FitzGerald and Anna (Danner) FitzGerald. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Robert graduated from Anna Maria College and the Massachusetts Military Academy. Upon graduation from the Massachusetts Military Academy, he rose to the rank of Colonel and retired as Director of Personnel of the Massachusetts National Guard. Funeral from the Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., READING, Friday, April 22nd at 12pm, followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Robert's Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading at 1pm. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Thursday, April 21st from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available. Interment with Military Honors will take place at Wood End Cemetery, Reading. Please honor Robert by making a donation in his memory to Diane's Pen Pals, PO Box 455 Beverly, MA 01915. For directions or to send a memorial condolence


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Celebrating Life - Sharing Memories

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Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 20, 2016
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