Donald Fitzgerald

February 18, 2019

Donald Fitzgerald, 89, of Oswego, died Monday, February 18, 2019, in St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. He was born in East Hartford CT., the son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Courtney) Fitzgerald. He was a former employee of Oswego State University in the maintenance and security departments. Mr. Fitzgerald served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a life member of the VFW Post # 5885, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, volunteer with the American Red Cross, and at many organizations. He was a communicant, sacristan, and longtime volunteer of Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Oswego. Mr. Fitzgerald is survived by his wife of 34 years Delores Ponzi Fitzgerald of Oswego, children James Fitzgerald of Oswego, Donald (Judy) Fitzgerald of Oswego, Karen (Jeff) Burke of PA., stepdaughter Nancy (David) Henderson of Oswego, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother Vincent Fitzgerald of Syracuse. He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Robert and Arthur Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be Thursday 10:00 at Christ the Good Shepherd at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego.

5 thoughts on “Donald Fitzgerald

  1. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Don. You were such an amazing and devoted wife. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Ceil & Bill Smith

  2. Delores, Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Don will be so very missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Mary Louise

  3. Dear Jimmy, Donnie & Karen, I was sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My condolences to each of you. Though I have not seen you in quite a long time, I have many fond memories of “Uncle Don’s” and our visits to your house when we were growing up, like playing in the side lot. I remember each of you clearly like it was just the other day. It is amazing how childhood memories get permanently etched in our minds. My dad, Vincent Fitzgerald, was your father’s younger brother (though he will be 85 this year) and he and my Mom were saddened to hear this news today. My heartfelt wishes to you, and may Uncle Don rest in peace.

    Sincere regards and love to you all, Kevin Fitzgerald.

  4. Dear Delores, I am so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. You both were an amazing couple. The love never dies, thank God for the years you had with each other. I know how heavy your heart is, in Christ, June Vescio Johnston

  5. Jimmy, Donny, and Karen:

    I just learned of your Dad’s passing. I am so sorry. I remember visiting your homestead on Mohawk Street, you Dad sitting in his chair and giving me grief about my hair in High School. I was throwing my head back to keep my hair out of my eyes. I started doing the same thing, mocking me, asking if i had a twitch. We all laughed. Both your parents were always kind to me, i remember them both fondly.

    I also saw your dad at ST. MAry’s often. I believe he was carrying the cross during my Mom’s funeral services in 2004. He was dedicated to help others in many ways.

    Again, very sorry for your Dad’s passing, but i know his health and mental abilities were failing.

    Hope you are all well…

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