SUSSEX -- Vincent J. Fitzgerald, age 73, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Franklin and Rita (Cronin) Fitzgerald, he had moved to Sussex County 40 years ago.
Mr. Fitzgerald had been employed as a mechanical designer for Otis Elevator in Mahwah for 20 years and had retired 12 years ago.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Thomas and Kenneth Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife, Carol (Cattabiani), of 43 years; his son, Shaun Fitzgerald and his wife, Christine, of Vernon; his daughter, Christine Fitzgerald of Marshfield, Mass.; his brother, Dennis Fitzgerald of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; and his two sisters, Elaine Fitzgerald of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Laurie Sa of Wading River, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Private cremation services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Monday, April 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Vernon P.A.L, P.O. Box 755, Vernon, NJ 07462, or to the Wantage Animal Control, 888 State Highway 23, Wantage, NJ 07461. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com