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Joseph Fitzgerald

September 24, 1935 — August 24, 2015



Joseph P. Fitzgerald, age 79, of Peotone, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born on September 24, 1935 in Chicago, the son of the late Edward and Mary (Sullivan) Fitzgerald. He was a US Air Force Veteran and a retired teacher at Bogan High School in Chicago. Joseph was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone where he was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus. He was an avid runner, had a great sense of humor, loved to read, and was a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan. He was also a former trustee with the Peotone Library District Board.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Buerkley) Fitzgerald who he married on October 15, 1955 in Chicago. He is also survived by four children; Daniel (Toni) Fitzgerald of Oak Lawn, David (Barbara) Fitzgerald of Tinley Park, Donald (Karen) Fitzgerald of Tinley Park, and Denise Fitzgerald of Peotone; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Sean, Tara, Christopher, Kelsey, Molly, and Cailey; and two brothers, John Fitzgerald of Evergreen Park and James (Sandee) Fitzgerald of Naperville. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Thomas, Edward and Richard; and one sister, Mary.

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Thursday, August 27 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone on Friday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m., Father Denis White officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Covenant House would be appreciated.


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