1939 – 2016
N. Grosvenordale – George H. Fitzgerald, 76, of Juliette Ave., formerly of Sand Dam Rd., died Tuesday morning, February 16, 2016 at the home of his daughter Pamela. Born in Brockton, MA, he was the son of the late John and Eleanor (Pope) Fitzgerald.
Mr. Fitzgerald worked as a pipe fitter at General Dynamics/Electric Boat for many years and prior to that at U.S. Steel in Worcester. George served in the United States Army.
George was an active member of the Parish Family at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors.
George is survived by three sons George Fitzgerald, Jr. of Webster, MA, John Fitzgerald of Newport, NH, and Michael Fitzgerald and his wife Kathleen of Franklin, MA; seven daughters Pamela VanDale and her husband Ernest of N. Grosvenordale, Sheryl Fitzgerald and her partner Kenneth Foskett of Woodstock, Mary Davern and her husband Joseph “Chuck” of Webster, MA, Lisa Charmchi and her husband Behrooz of Webster, MA, Catherine Merritt of South Grafton, MA, Christine Fuller and her husband Michael of Orlando, FL, and Debra Fitzgerald of Orlando, FL; a brother John Fitzgerald and his wife Carol of Daleville, ID; four sisters Patricia Lenhart of Newport, RI, Mary Penswick of Naples, FL, Barbara Andrews and her husband David of Quincy, MA, and Theresa Fitzgerald of Raleigh, NC; his former wife Margaret Yuen of Poinciana, FL; eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Francis and William Fitzgerald.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with George’s family from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Sunday February 21, 2016 in the Valade Funeral home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. A gathering will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 897, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.