Fitzgerald, Thomas

February 27th, 2011

Thomas E. Fitzgerald, age 75, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home on February 27, 2011.

Born in Cambridge, MA, on January 29, 1936, Tom was the son of the late Thomas E. Fitzgerald and Rita P. (Sawyer) Morehart. He grew up in Cambridge, MA, and was educated there.

Tom was a very talented auto mechanic and at one time had owned his own car repair shop. Tom also taught auto mechanics at ITT Tech for several years. After many years of hard work, Tom retired over a decade ago due to illness.

In his spare time Tom loved to cook and bake, a hobby he really enjoyed. He liked to share his food creations with his friends and neighbors, he would often bring cakes or cookies to the Senior Center or to the girls at the local bank.

Tom will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit, he was a character and had a comment for all, he was also a Mr. “Fix It” and could repair just about anything mechanical.

Tom will be remembered for his love of family, friends, and his great stories; he will be missed.

Tom was the dear father of Daniel Fitzgerald of Reading, former husband of 37 years to Catherine “Cate” Fitzgerald of Tewksbury, brother of Richard Fitzgerald of So. Carolina, Joseph Fitzgerald & his wife Josephine of Belchertown, Mary Fitzgerald & her husband Bill Keegan of Tewksbury, James Fitzgerald & his wife Colette of Attleboro, and the late John “Jackie” Fitzgerald. Tom is also survived by his close friends Clayton & Andrea Morrissey of Wilmington as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, March 3rd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


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