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Kathleen M.  "Kathy" Fitzgerald

Obituary for Kathleen M. "Kathy" Fitzgerald

August 29, 1946 - January 3, 2019
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania | Age 72


Kathleen M. Fitzgerald "Kathy", age 72, of Willow Grove, PA, died on Thursday, January 3, 2019 with her children by her side. Wife of 47 years to the late James "Jim" Fitzgerald and daughter of the late James and Catherine Hesson, Kathy was born on August 29, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from St. Hubert's High School, Class of 1964. She had career as a laboratory technician and worked at Nazareth, Holy Redeemer and most notably Abington Hospital.

Kathy enjoyed traveling with trips to San Francisco, Italy, France, and Switzerland this past year. Italy was her favorite destination. She also loved the beach and spending time with Jimmy in their Florida home. She enjoyed exercising especially walking with friends and recently just started yoga. Of all her accomplishments, Kathy was most proud of her family.

Kathy is survived by her 4 children: Denise (Matt) Smith, Brian (Brenda) Fitzgerald, Casey (Jim) Henry, and Shannon (John) D'Alessio. She was an extremely proud and playful "Mum-Mum" to 9 grandchildren: Reilly, Jackson, Nolan, Lucas, Declan, Fiona, Curran, JD, and Arthur. Kathy also leaves behind her brothers: Joe and Jim Hesson, her sisters-in-law: Nancy Vollmar and Kathleen Schival and many nieces, nephews and friends who adored her.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8pm at Craft-Givnish Life Celebration Home, 1801 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 and again on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 10-11am at St. Luke's, 2316 Fairhill Ave, Glenside, PA 19038 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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