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“Mr. Fitzgerald,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during the...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Casey

“My sincere condolences. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Tom Dumas

“To my classmate Henry and the FitzGerald family, My sincerest condolences go out to you all. My hopes for your comfort at this difficult time. With...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen King - Waltham, MA

1990 “To my Fitzie Family, I'm sorry for your great loss. I hope, in time, it brings you some comfort that you can be proud of your father and 'Papa'. ...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jeanne Boyle - South Weymouth, MA

“Dear Sweet Henry aka PAPA,I can't begin to tell you how much I loved that smile of yours, your kindness and your HUGS! My heart hurts for Your Lucy J...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Karen McGilvray - Waltham, MA

“matt and family,i am so sorry for the passing of your Dad on his 92nd birthday . I hope all the wonderful memories will help you and your family in...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Patricia Bertrand - Billerica, MA

“What kind and gentle man. I'll never forget him trying out one of our bikes in Parkwood beach I had a great spirit. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tracy Travers - Fairhaven, MA

Walpole - Private funeral services will be held for Henry V. Fitzgerald, of Walpole, formerly of Waltham. He died on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at his home.

Henry was born in Charlestown 92 years ago on November 1, 1928 to the late James and Margaret (Kelly) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of the Columban Seminary in Silver Creek, New York. He attended Calvin Coolidge College in Boston and served with the United States Army.

Henry enjoyed a long and successful career of 37 years with American Airlines at Logan and Dallas Fort Worth airports working his way up to crew scheduler. In his retirement, he enjoyed sharing stories of times he rubbed elbows with celebrity passengers and his love for the crews he worked with.

The best decision of his life was marrying Lucie Jeannette Chiasson at St. Joseph's Church in Waltham on June 30, 1956. Henry and Jeannette raised their four children in Waltham, where they lived for almost twenty-five years before moving to Bedford, Texas. In retirement they lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to be near family and then in Spring Hill, Florida to enjoy walks in the warmer weather before finally returning home to New England.

He filled his time reading, watching the Boston Red Sox and cherishing time with family. He will be remembered for his wit, letters, poems, and gentle spirit.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty-four years, Jeannette, he leaves his children, Henry V. Fitzgerald, Jr. (Donna LeBlanc) of Medford, Matthew F. Fitzgerald of Freeport, Maine, Monica M. McGilvray (Patrick) of New Berlin, Wisconsin, and Ann E. Liebergen of Walpole; his daughter-in-law, Sally A. Fitzgerald of Portland, Maine; his grandchildren, Cassie, Patrick, Caitlin, and Andrew Fitzgerald, Ian and Matthew McGilvray, and Suzanne and Robert Liebergen and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

He was the brother of the late James, Robert, Francis, and Arthur Fitzgerald, Gertrude Lewis, Geraldine Shaw, and twin Marguerite (Sis) Boyle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Columban Fathers, 1902 North Calhoun Street, Columbans, Nebraska 68056 or by visiting