Cheryl A. (Wyka) Fitzgerald
1945 - 2021
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Fitzgerald, Cheryl (Wyka) A.
Cheryl Ann (Wyka) Fitzgerald, 75, of Warren, died on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at home.
She was the wife of Timothy Lee Fitzgerald.
Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Komeiga) Wyka.
Mrs. Fitzgerald had worked as a nurse practitioner for more than 40 years. Most of her career was spent with Veterans Health Administration before retiring in 2001. She spent another 10 years in various positions before finally retiring in 2015 due to ill health. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a Communicant of St. Mary's Church in Bristol. She was the one of the first nurse practitioner in the State of Rhode Island. She was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Gulf War.
She is survived by her husband Timothy Lee Fitzgerald of Warren, RI, her sister Jean Chrupcala of Bristol, RI and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 9:30AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM, in St. Mary's Church, Bristol, 330 Wood Street, Bristol.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5-8PM in the funeral home.
Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bristol, RI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Lifespan Cancer Center Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, or to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI, 02914.
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Published in The Providence Journal on Apr. 7, 2021.
Calling hours
05:00 - 08:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM
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April 11, 2021
You will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have you in their lives. You were more than a special person, you were a God send to us all. May you rest in peace.
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April 8, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Tim and to the rest of Cheryls family. The world has lost an amazing, beautiful, fun and kind woman. I will certainly treasure the memories I have of her.
April 7, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Latanya Robinson
April 7, 2021
First knew Cheryl Wyka as the best Head Nurse on 6A Surgical Ward at the Providence VA, always extending her helpfulness to vets and staff. My sympathy to Tim and her family. Rest in peace precious Cheryl Wyka Fitzgerald, N.P.
Anne Canuel
April 7, 2021
Cheryl, you were one of the best ever. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul Marquis
April 7, 2021
Tim and family,
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Cheryl helped so many of our Veterans through her work at the Providence VA. May she Rest In Peace.
Sandra Munroe Wunschel
April 6, 2021
We wish and your family the very best and so sorry for your loss - we think of you guys often! Be safe, love you both!
John Sabourin
April 6, 2021
She was a wonderful woman. My mentor for years! You will be missed! Love to you Tim!
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