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North Stonington Grange remembers William Fitzgerald

By Legacy.com Obituary from the New London Day (5/11/12)

  MAY 14, 2012 --

William W. Fitzgerald Sr., 71, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, after a short illness.

He was born in New London on June 16, 1940, the son of the late William and Madeline Fitzgerald of Mystic. He graduated from Stonington High School in 1958 and then joined the Air Force where he served for two years. After serving his country, he accepted a position with Electric Boat in Groton where he remained for 52 years in various jobs with the most current being as project manager. Bill was still employed at Electric Boat at the time of his death.

Bill was very involved in community affairs such as the North Stonington Agricultural Fair Assoc., he was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick where he was currently serving as president, life member of the North Stonington Fire Dept., New London County Fire Chiefs Assoc., life member of North Stonington Ambulance Assoc., North Stonington Grange where he was honored as Grange Citizen of the Year in 1995, and was awarded the State of Connecticut Public Service Award for 25 years of dedicated service to the Town of North Stonington in 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Roseanne (Sylvester) Fitzgerald who he married on Sept. 19, 1961. Bill and Judy moved to North Stonington in 1966. He is also survived by his children, William W. Fitzgerald Jr., Sheila M. Bond and her husband, Gary, and a son, James A. Fitzgerald and his wife, Alice; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Bill was very involved with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with all of them and helping them in their activities. He was greatly loved by his entire family. He will also be missed by his faithful companion, his black lab "Ashlyn" who accompanied him to their favorite place, Dairy Queen for ice cream.

Bill's family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, at The Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl St., historic downtown Mystic. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon, at St. Thomas More Church, Rte. 201, North Stonington. Burial with presentation of military honors will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Stonington Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 256, N. Stonington, CT 06359.

For information, directions, or to share a note of remembrance/condolence with his family, please visit www.dinotofuneral.com

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