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“This is such a huge loss! There will be no replacement for the Xmas eve parties and splitting wood with uncle Bob since I was 4. He was one of the...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Stephen and Jackie Giardina - MA

“This is such a huge loss! There will be no replacement for the Xmas eve parties and splitting wood with uncle Bob since I was 4. He was one of the...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Jackie - Family

“Cheryl, Rob, Robin and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Angela Tumbarello

“Cheryl, Rob, Robyn and family, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and dad. Sending hugs and positive thoughts during this difficult...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Jean Carlson - Waltham MA, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult time Cheryl. My condolences to you and your family. Glisery ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Glisery Colón - Belmont, MA

“Fitzy was a spark at Marisrhill Nursing which showed his personality of a humorous loving man. Cheryl it was a joy to meet home may his memory live...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Holahan - MA

“Dear Auntie Cheryl, Robert, and Robyn,I love you all and I am so sorry about Uncle Bob. So many memories to cherish and talk about to celebrate his...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Janet Mikolji (Leskoski) - MA

“Cheryl,I know you will miss Fitzie desperately. He will live in your heart forever.Karyn.carroll carroll ”
8 of 37 | Posted by: Karyn Carroll - Chelmsford, MA

“We just found out about Fritzy. We just finished burying our Mom , Betty Murphy and wondered how everyone else was doing at Maristhill when we...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Susan Travers - BOURNE, MA

“Cheryl, Robert and Robyn,We are so sorry about Fitzie passing away. He was one of the most remarkable person we had the privilege of knowing. There...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Karen Giardina - Newton, MA

“Cheryl , So sorry to here about Bob. Bob always had a smile on his face. This is such a sad time, but, I'm sure you will remember all the good...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Joy Norton - Bonita Springs, FL

“Dear Cheryl, I was so sorry to hear of Fitzy's passing.We too lost Mom to the covid and it was so difficult not to be with her in her final days....Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Cunningham - HUDSON, MA

“Dear Cheryl,We are so sad to hear about Fitzy's passing.Know that he cherished your daily visits to Maristhill.We wish you and your family love and...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: James Cardarelli - Waltham, MA

“Fred and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Fitz terribly, but have a lot of great memories. Fitz was so smart and funny, and a bit of a...Read More »
14 of 37 | Posted by: Lorraine Pasquantonio - MA

“Cheryl,Sorry to hear about Fitzy. He always had a smile on his face.Always the life of any party we attended together.Love,Cousin Patti Chamberlain ...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Patti Chamberlain (Brown) - MA

“Fitzy was an amazing, doting husband to Cheryl. He always had a sweet smile on his face and those Irish rosy cheeks. They lit up when they saw each...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Laura Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl, Kip and I are deeply saddened by Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 37 | Posted by: Joseph Nixon - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl and family we are so sorry for your loss and heart break. Fitzy was truly a kind, gentle and giving man. We feel blessed to have known the ...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Cheryl, Robert & Robyn,So many fond memories... Wrestling around the living room at Lunda St. and Main St. houses, crashing through door windows, and...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Hugh Barnes - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Fitzy. My thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. What a beautiful Photo Album, so many...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Gary Travis - Bellingham, MA

“Dear Cheryl, Robert and Robyn, I am so sorry to hear of Fitzie's passing. I can remember many fun times at the yacht club. May he rest in peace. ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Bontempo - Waltham, MA

“Deepest condolences and prayers.Bless you and your family during this time. We miss Fitzy a great deal. Love Rodriguez Family. ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Alexis Rodriguez - Waltham, MA

“Deepest condolences and prayers.Bless you and your family during this time. Love Rodriguez Family. ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: Alexis Rodriguez - Waltham, MA

“To Cheryl, Robert and Robyn Every time I think of Fitzy I have a smile on my face. I believe most people visit family in a nursing home to cheer them...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Rebecca Barnes - WALTHAM, MA

“To Cheryl & the Fitzgerald family- I speak for all the staff at Maristhill in sending our condolences on the passing of Fitzy. His sense of humor and...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Anthony Taddeo - Friend

“RobynMy thoughts and prayers are with you.Judy (Community Development) ”
26 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“Cheryl, Robert, Robyn and family. Phil and I were sad to hear about Fitzy. We share in your sorrow with love and friendship. Fitzy will be greatly...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Phil & Ginny Lombardo - Weston, MA

“Cheryl, Robert, Robyn and Family,We were so saddened to hear of Fitzys passing. We will always remember the fun and laughs we had together during the...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Tom and Jan Demeo - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl,We have fond memories of the days we chatted with you and Fitzi at Marist Hill sharing recipes and discussing which restaurant had the best...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Donnie and Gayle Sullivan - MA

“Sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed working with BobPatrick ”
30 of 37 | Posted by: Patrick Howe - Bedford, NH

“Cheryl our thoughts are with you.Chuck and Rebecca McCullough ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: chuck mccullough - Mattapoisett, MA

“Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him and you sitting in the lobby always with a smile. He was truly one of my favorites. ”
32 of 37 | Posted by: Ann Ricci - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl: I was so sorry to hear of Fitzys passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and please know how much I admire your devotion to...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Rita Strout - Waltham, MA

“Cheryl and familyI got to know you and Fitz at Maristhill. There i would sit with you and there we became friends. I loved his sense of humor and...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Angela Clark - Natick, MA

“So sad to hear this. My condolences and big hugs to the Fitzgerald Family. May he Rest In Peace. Kerri ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Kerri gabriele - Waltham, MA

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Fitzy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Gail Frieburger - Clinton, MA

“Rob,Thinking of all of you and sending my most sincere condolences. It's never easy to lose a father, hold onto the wonderful memories you shared and...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Mark Hickey - WALTHAM, MA


Mr. Robert M. Fitzgerald, of Waltham, died Friday, May 1, 2020 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital following complications of Covid-19. He was 73.

Robert was born in Waltham on December 11, 1946 a son of the late James R. and Katherine P. (Hickey) Fitzgerald. He graduated from Waltham High School and earned his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. Bob served in the National Guard Reserves and he married Waltham native Cheryl A. Leskoski in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church on September 21, 1968.

He worked for many years in management at Verizon in Boston before retiring 1995.

Happy times were spent aboard his thirty-six foot Chris-Craft boat named 'Crom Aboo'. Bob loved the water and all things outdoors. He was a former member of the Watertown Yacht Club where he served as a past commodore. He had a great sense of humor and insisted that rather than wish him happy birthday each year…it was happy anniversary! He kept active daily with neighborhood walks and enjoyed sports including football and hockey. Bob also had a keen interest in history.

Bob was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Sandra J. (Luskin) Fitzgerald; his brother, James R. Fitzgerald and sister-in-law, Joan Leskoski.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, Cheryl he leaves their children, Robert M. Fitzgerald of Waltham and Robyn M. Reddick (Bryant) of Shrewsbury; his grandchildren, Justin, Ryan and Matthew Fitzgerald and Hannah and Alayna Reddick; his brother, Neil D. Fitzgerald (Darlene) of the Bronx, New York; in-laws including Janet J. Fitzgerald of Sudbury, Stephen Leskoski of Plymouth, Hugh Barnes (Rebecca) of Waltham and Karen Giardina (Stephen) of Newton; nieces & nephews.

Bob's family will gather privately in Joyce Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church will be announced.

Memorials in his name may be made to Maristhill Nursing Home & Rehabilitation, Patient Activity Fund, 66 Newton St, Waltham, MA 02453 or American Heart (and Stroke) Foundation, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or Covid-19 Relief in c/o WATCH CDC
24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham, MA 02453.