Gwendolyn D. FitzGerald

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Gwendolyn D. FitzGerald

July 10, 1935 - March 07, 2019

Gwendolyn D. FitzGerald Gloucester - Gwendolyn D. "Lyn" (Downie) FitzGerald, 83, of Gloucester, wife of the late Charles V. "Woofy" FitzGerald, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., on July 10, 1935, daughter of the late Malcolm and Helen (Subach) Downie.
Lyn was a graduate of West Springfield High School, class of 1953, and also of Newton Wellesley School of Nursing in 1956, where she worked as a nurse for many years. Lyn worked as the TV hostess at Addison Gilbert Hospital for 13 years and later at Beverly Hospital for 4 years. But most recently, she worked as a Home Health Aide from 1992 to 2013.
Lyn was a member of the Rockport Duplicate Bridge Club for over 30 years and was an active member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club having served on several Ladies Boards there. She also was a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club for many years. Lyn loved the Arts and Music and visiting museums with her daughter Laura. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son, Char FitzGerald and his wife Nancy of Lunenburg, Mass.; her daughter, Laura FitzGerald of Cambridge; two granddaughters, Nicole FitzGerald of R.I., Kayla Nicolle and her husband William of Conn.; great-grandson, Domenic Coccia; her sister, Dorothy Demers and her husband Paul Busch of Calif.; her brother, George Downie of W. Springfield, Mass.; her loving companion, Sam Nicastro of Gloucester; and many friends.

Her memorial Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
There will be no visiting hours and the burial will be held privately.
Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit
Published on March 12, 2019
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4 posts

Genevieve Dionne
Mar 18, 2019
So sorry to hear about Lynn passing. I have been helping her with paying her bills over the past 2 years through Senior Care and became very found of her.. She even sponsored me to become a member of the Elks Club. I will miss her.
Peggy Nicolosi
Mar 14, 2019
Lynn will be missed at Central Grammar. She always had a smile and would stop to talk to my Mom and I. Lynn was beautiful inside and out. May she rest in peace.
Muriel Murphy
Mar 14, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to visit with Lynn when she visited Dorothy and we had the best time! I know She will be missed by all of her family and friends, God bless you Lynn for all the lives you touched.
Jane Goulart
Mar 12, 2019
I was so sorry to read of Lynn’s passing. She was a terrific care giver and worked many years for our Nursing Agency North Shore PRN. I will miss seeing her at Central Grammar Apts. where a family member of mine lives. Always a smile. Terrific Lady. RIP.