James "Jimmy" Lloyd FitzGerald, age 80 of Polk City, Fl., formerly of Manassas, passed away Jan. 9, 2013 at his home.
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He was born Sept. 5, 1932 in Newport News to the late Thomas B. and S. Maude (Hartselle) FitzGerald. Jimmy was part owner of Arlington Iron Works, Inc. and Rent-A-Crane, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. FitzGerald of Virginia Beach; three children: Dawn Marie Griggs Clayton and husband Jim of Williamsburg; William "Bill" L. FitzGerald and wife Rebecca of Woodbridge; and Lawrence "Larry" J. FitzGerald and wife Shonnette of Ashburn; 10 grandchildren: Carrie Lynne, Carter, Hunter, Heather, Stephen, Samantha, Shawna, Thomas, Alexis and Lilly. Also surviving are 3 great grandchildren: Tanner, Adaven and Houston.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 at Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd, Manassas, with Rev. David Forrest officiating. Private interment will be held at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.
In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to: SIDS, Mid-Atlantic, PO Box 799,Haymarket Va., 20168, or
, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058 in loving memory of Jimmy FitzGerald.
Condolences may be sent to: www.piercefh.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 15 to Feb. 13, 2013