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Wellesley, MA
FITZGERALD, John Edward 92, of Sherborn and Old Lyme, CT, died Thursday, June 2, 2016. Born in Springfield on May 14, 1924, the son of the late John A. and Frances H. Fitzgerald, he graduated from the former Classical High School and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. He was Director and Treasurer of the John A. Fitzgerald Electrical Corporation and a Founder of Westbank Corporation where he served on the Board of Directors from 1960 until 1997. He was active in Holy Cross Parish in Springfield, the Passionist Retreat League, Knights of Columbus, and the Serra Club of Springfield. During World War II, he served with the 14th Combat Cargo Squadron, 4th Combat Cargo Group in the China-Burma-India Theatre, and was the proud recipient of many distinguished medals. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances A. Fitzgerald, and his ten children, Ann Fitzgerald-Dunn (Edward) of Kent, CT, Dr. John E. Fitzgerald of Old Lyme, CT, Kathleen J. "Kit" Fitzgerald (Peter) of New York City, Edward M. Fitzgerald (Susan) of Dover, Andrew J. Fitzgerald (Nancy) of Medfield, Frances F. Brian (Douglas) of Sherborn, Daniel W. Fitzgerald (Maureen) of Needham, Martha F. Huebner (Geoff) of Hopkinton, William J. Fitzgerald (Maura) of Medfield, Paul G. Fitzgerald (Kelli) of Needham, 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Frances F. Ryan of Old Black Point, CT. He is pre-deceased by his brothers, William F. and James M. Fitzgerald. Visiting hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rt.16), WELLESLEY, on Monday, June 6 from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wellesley on Tuesday, June 7 at 11am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, 577 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or the charity of choice. Online guestbook and directions at George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781-235-4100

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Mrs. Fitz and family,
I was saddened to hear the news that Mr. Fitz had passed away. My daughters were in OLS a week ago and heard the sad news. Jeannine wanted to speak with you on the beach, but you were busy and then she did not see you again.
Dan always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Fitz when were up there He will be sorely missed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
We extend our deepest sympathy
Donna & Dan Wagner
August 3, 2016
To all the Fitzgerald Family - the passing of Jack Fitzgerald means the lass of a good man and a great father. He and my father (who we sadly lost a year and a half ago) were cut from the same cloth. They had real integrity and high standards for themselves and for their children.
I know this is a sad time for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With love and sympathy to all.
Sincerely - Maureen White
Maureen White
June 21, 2016
Dear Fran and Family,

Our community has lost a fine man. Jack was indeed a true gentleman. We are saddened by his passing.

May all your good memories be of comfort.

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

With sympathy,
Pat and Bill Thomas
John Fitzgerald
June 13, 2016
John Fitzgerald
June 13, 2016
My sincere and prayerful sympathy to you, Frances, and each of you ten well-remembered kids from Ann to Paul. How sad it is for you to lose your dear husband/father who guided you over these many years. Be assured of my prayers now and in the difficult days ahead. May the strength he demonstrated in his life be a source of comfort and peace to each of you.
Mildred Marengo, ssj
June 6, 2016
Our condolences from Colette and the girls at Its Good To Be Home. A wonderful family and a great man. Rest in Peace John.
June 6, 2016
To all the Fitzgerald thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr Fitzgerald was a great man who raised children who followed in his and Mrs Fitzgerald's values...I will always remember those years on Ridgeway. God Bless..Art Demers
Art Demers
June 6, 2016
One of the truly good guys. After my Dad passed away, Jack began calling me on a regular basis.We stayed caught up on everything from family to bad sports broadcasters and current affairs. Not only did I love these conversations, but it will surprise no one that the people who answer the phones at my office, looked forward to some Jack chat at well. He will be missed but always remembered well.

Love ad thoughts to Fran and Family

Dave and Toni
Dave Fitzgerald
June 6, 2016
Dear John, Kit and family,
I am sorry about the loss of your father. I hope you feel the love and support from family and friends during this difficult time.

Mary Jean (Topor) Thornton
June 5, 2016
Dear Fran and Family:
Jack was a unique person: a raconteur, a songster, a trivia expert, a classic conservative, a successful businessman, and, most importantly, a superb son, husband, father, family member, and friend. He was quite a guy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Bill and Pat Fitzgerald
Bill Fitzgerald
June 5, 2016
Mr. Fitzgerald was a man of high integrity and moral character who was first and foremost a family man. We are happy to have gotten to know him (and of course his lovely wife!) as he supported his granchildren's sporting events. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Fitzgerald family who we know have many wonderful memories to support them at this difficult time and always.
Conroy Family
June 4, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you Fran and your wonderful family. Mary Beth Walsh Old Lyme Ct.
June 4, 2016
Sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Fitzgerald. He was a true gentleman from a generation that is dearly missed these days. God Bless!
Kathy & Doug Mellis & family from East Forest Park and Old Lyme
June 4, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Fran and her family.
Barbara and Charlie Beal
Barbara Beal
June 3, 2016
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