LEYDEN, N.Y. —
Irene A. Fitzgerald, 78,
formerly of Shaver Road, went home to be with the Lord on
Friday, Sept. 21, at the Lewis County Residential Health
Care Facility, where she has resided since 2005.
Born Oct. 24, 1933, in Constableville, the daughter of the
late Frank and Ada Williams Mooney, she attended rural
school in Lyonsdale and went on to graduate from Lyons Falls
She married Royce "Pete" Fitzgerald on Sept. 8,
1951, at the First Congregation Church in Port Leyden with
Rev. Buell officiating.
Irene was employed for, Lally Manufacturing Co. in Port
Leyden, a waitress for Slims Restaurant in Boonville, she
worked in Old Forge at The Forge Motel, and Clark’s Beach
Motel where she retired as head housekeeper.
In her spare time Irene enjoyed crocheting, knitting and
loved playing Yahtzee with her family.
In addition to her husband, Royce, Irene is survived by
their sons, Royce and his wife Brenda of Port Leyden; Kevin
and his companion Rea of Elmira; six grandchildren, Royce
and Sharon Fitzgerald, Denielle and Beau Bailey, Ryan
Fitzgerald, Kevin Fitzgerald Jr. Shawn Fitzgerald and Beth
Fitzgerald; and six great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Gladys Galarneau and
Almeta Szewczyk, her brothers Francis, Foster, Theodore,
Clayton, Stanley and Marshall Mooney and a brother in law
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at
the Calvary Bible Church, on Sweeney Road in Greig, where
Irene and Royce were members, with Pastor Jim Jenkins
officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons
Falls following the funeral.
Family and friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, Sept.
24, at Sundquist Funeral Home, 7676 North State Street,
Memorials contributions can be made to Calvary Bible Church,
Sweeney Road, in Greig NY, or to the Alzheimer’s
Association, 258 Genesee Street, Suite 509, Utica, NY 13502,
Please specify: "In Memory of Irene Fitzgerald".
condolences may be made to www.sundquistfh.com.
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,