Obituary Details

Daniel L. FitzGerald

April 21, 1931 - November 12, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Monday, November 17, 2014
Service Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Dan FitzGerald of Raleigh died on Wednesday evening November 12, 2014. Born in Albany, NY, on April of 1931. Son of Daniel L. FitzGerald and Marie McShane FitzGerald. Survived by wife, Margretta Fanning FitzGerald. Father of six children: Maureen, Kathryn, Amy, Dan, Neil and Tim; grandchildren: Tim and Lindsay, Los Angeles, CA, Caitlin and Charlie Burns, NY, Daniel and Henry FitzGerald, NY, Megan FitzGerald, NY, and William FitzGerald, Raleigh, NC. Also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ellingwood of Nanuet, NY, and brother, Gerald FitzGerald of New Fairfield, CT. Predeceased by his sister, MaryClare FitzGerald Goss, of Jacksonville, FL.

Dan graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan. He earned his journalism degree at Fordham, followed by an MBA in Marketing Management at St. John's. After military service in the US Army Counter-intelligence Corps, he built a marketing communications career, retiring as an executive with Metropolitan Life in New York City. He taught Advertising and Marketing Management at three NY colleges, coached high school level basketball in Queens, NY and played tennis in NY State tournaments for more than a decade.

Dan and Margretta moved to Raleigh in 1991, where he wrote and published six novels, dozens of short stories and a variety of magazine articles. In Raleigh, he earned the designation silver life master at duplicate bridge. A painter specializing in oil portraits, Dan was an active member and officer of several Raleigh painting groups.

Funeral services will be held at St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1pm with a visitation one hour prior. Interment at the St. Raphael Church Columbarium. Requiescat In Pace.
Posted by:
John Markey
Posted on:
November 14, 2014
It has been my honor to know you and call you friend. We've had years of fun, laughs and friendly competition at the bridge table! We played as partners for nearly a year and won almost every time we played as I recall. You and your many skills and talents will be greatly missed.
Posted by:
kayla
Posted on:
November 13, 2014
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
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Visitation

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Mass

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Cemetery

Unknown Location