John "Jackie"'s Story
John Milton Fitzgerald, age 83, of Venice, Fla., died on March 23, 2016. He was born on September 3, 1932 in Gloucester, the son of Jeremiah and Abby (MacDonald) Fitzgerald.
Surviving family members include his wife, Sally of Nokomis; daughters, Christina Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Nokomis and Susan (Fitzgerald) Henderson and husband, John of Red Bank, N.J., and son, John Ballard Fitzgerald of Tinton Falls, N.J.; brother, Jeremiah Fitzgerald and his wife, Joan of Rutland; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Catherine Henderson of Red Bank, N.J.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph, and his sister, Christina Elizabeth (Betty) Fitzgerald.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 151 Eastern Ave., Gloucester. Family and friends are asked to gather inside the main gate, so they can be escorted to the site.
A Celebration of Life and lite repast will be held at the Bass Rocks Elks Lodge, 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester immediately following the services until 2 p.m. that afternoon.
Published on  May 17, 2016