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Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald Obituary
Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald
1928 - 2013
Resident of Pleasant Hill
Born April 12, 1928 in San Francisco California,Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald passed away December 14th peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by Maureen his loving wife of 59 years, his two daughters Mary Whitehouse (Peter) and Anne Lyons (Bob), his son Matthew Fitzgerald (Jen), and his beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother in law Patricia and Leon Fitzpatrick. After graduation from St. Mary's High School in Oakland Tom went into the army and sailed to Japan in 1946. In 1951 he joined the Oakland Fire Department and proudly served for 35 years. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, and playful, affectionate "Papa" to all his grandchildren. Tom loved playing golf and traveling in California with Maureen in their trailer; he was a true golden state history buff. In later years he was slowed down by his battle with lung cancer but continued to enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. Tom leaves a legacy of faith and integrity to those who knew him and he will be dearly missed by all of us.
A memorial mass will be held at Christ the King Church on Friday, December 20th at 11:00 AM in Pleasant Hill with a reception for family and friends immediately following. The family suggests memorial contributions to: Hospice of the East Bay.


Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 18, 2013
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