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FITZGERALD, James E. Jr. Lifelong resident of Cambridge, passed peacefully at his home on November 19, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Ruth O. (McNutt). Loving father of James, III and his wife Jane, Carol O'Connor and her husband Timothy, Thomas, Mark and his wife Holly, and Michael and his wife Michelle. Proud grandfather of James, IV, Sean, William, Jennifer, Aaron, Lindsey, Ryan, Matthew, Andrew, Michaela, and the late Kaitlin. Great-grandfather of Jayden and Jonathan James. Dear brother of Robert Fitzgerald and his wife Marie, and the late Alice Fitzgerald. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He proudly served the City of Cambridge and retired after 41 years on the Cambridge Fire Department. Late WWII Army veteran. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John's Church, on Friday, November 27th at 11AM. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Burial and Military Honors to follow in North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Jim's memory to St. John's Church. 2254 Mass Ave., North Cambridge, MA 02140. For directions or to send a condolence, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.

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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 27, 2020
Jim was a wonderful next door neighbor to us for 36 years. We couldn't have asked for better. He was kind, helpful, friendly and always ready to chat or offer assistance on some project or another. His children and grandchildren were wonderful guests to the neighborhood, and all family members were kind and caring and became friends also. Condolences all of you, and to Jayden also.
Macky Buck
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one.May the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this difficult time of grief and pain.
November 20, 2020
To the Fitzgerald Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan
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