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Leon A Fitzgerald
Leon A. Fitzgerald, 92, of E. Templeton, died peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville following a brief illness.
Leon was born in Concord, NH on May 16, 1927, the son of the late Edward and Delvina (L’Heureux) Fitzgerald. He was educated in Templeton; and was a member of the Templeton United Methodist Church. Leon was an assembler employed by Country Homes Manufacturing of Gardner for several years, retiring in 1989. He was previously employed by Quality Pad Company of Gardner.
Leon was a United States WWII Navy Veteran who served on the USS Champlain. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal and the European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal.
He enjoyed golfing, traveling, yardwork and cooking. Leon was a member of the VFW Post 905 of Gardner; and was a former member of the Westminster Country Club.
Leon was predeceased by his wife, Ellen (Hannula) Fitzgerald who died in 2015.
He leaves his sister, Bertha Hanscan of CT; son, John W. Fitzgerald of Omaha, NE; daughter, Kristine M. Ronn and her husband Wayne of Templeton; grandchildren, Sean Fitzgerald, Adam Fitzgerald and his wife Angie, Nicholas Fitzgerald, Abigail Vollers and her husband Jordan, Karla Hakala and her husband Jared, Eric Ronn and his fiancé Heather Corey, and Brian Ronn; great-grandchildren, Dylan Hakala, Jordyn Hakala, Leanna Fitzgerald, John Fitzgerald and Jordy Vollers; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Leon was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Carol Fitzgerald; brothers, Maurice, Raymond, Normand and Theodore Fitzgerald; and sisters, Evelyn Mayo and Irene Strom.
Funeral Services and burial will be held Wednesday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Templeton Elders, PO Box 85, E. Templeton, MA 01438 or to Alliance Health at Baldwinville, Activity Fund, 51 Hospital Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436. Please reference in memory of Leon Fitzgerald.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.
My condolences to the family, Kristine, Wayne and John. I just learned of Leon's passing. Growing up next door until I entered the navy at 19, the Fitzgerald's were always very kind and friendly to us. I attended the same church and he inspired an early interest in golf for me. So sorry for your loss.
Len Hubbard, formerly of High Street, East Templeton. Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM
I worked with Leon at Malanco . He was great to work with. Have thought of him often over the years. Good man.
John A Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM