Charles H. FitzGerald, of Braintree, formerly of Hingham and Weymouth, died Sept. 5, 2013, at the age of 88. He was the husband of the late Pauline E. (Keller) FitzGerald; loving father of Helen T. Will and her husband James of Weymouth, James J. FitzGerald and his wife Karen Howe of Portland, Ore., William C. FitzGerald of Somerville, Mary C. Zielonko and her husband Karl of Needham and Kathleen A. Willett and her husband Peter of Coventry Conn.; dear grandfather of Joseph, Matthew, Emma, Claire, John and Elizabeth. Charles was born and educated in Boston. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and worked for 30 years out of the South Weymouth Post Office. Charles served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II
and the Korean conflict
and was a recipient of the Purple Heart
. A memorial Mass was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Somerville Home, 117 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143. To leave a sympathy message for the family visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com
. Arrangements under the direction of Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree.