Gerald Joseph Fitzgerald age 78 of Pinehurst NC passed peacefully Thursday, November 9th at First Health Hospice Care in Pinehurst.
Gerry and his wife, Patricia Thornton Fitzgerald, moved from Birmingham, Michigan, to Moore County in 1985. The couple worked as a sales team representing several North Carolina suppliers of industrial goods. In retirement, Gerry worked at local golf courses, enjoying particularly the US Kids Golf Tournament. An avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman, he never met a stranger who wasn’t a potential friend. Gerry’s purpose was to serve others. He shared such joy with his Emmanuel Episcopal Church family, especially with those in need of a laugh and a bit of humor in their lives. His favorite club was the “Panera Pals” who meet every morning to share stories and greet new friends.
Gerry Fitzgerald was born November 27, 1938 in Birmingham, Michigan to Gerald Fitzgerald, DDS and Dorothy Fitzgerald.
He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 34 years, and his children: Patrick, Daniel, Joseph Fitzgerald, and daughters Colleen Fitzgerald Monaghan, Molly Fitzgerald Leggett, and Maureen Fitzgerald plus eight grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines on Tuesday, November 21 at 11:00 AM.
On line condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.