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HAVERILL - Robert F. Fitzgerald, Sr., 73, passed away January 19, 2018 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston with his loving family by his side.
Born in Newburyport, he was the son of the late Freeman and Lavinia (McClain) Fitzgerald. He was raised and educated in the Newburyport school system. Robert was employed for many years as a taxi driver throughout the Newburyport and Salisbury area. He was a member of the Haverhill Elks, and enjoyed a good game of cards, and Keno. Robert also enjoyed spending time fishing. A devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and brother, who loved spending time with his family, will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert is survived by his children, Robert F. Fitzgerald, Jr., and his wife, Ami, of Haverhill; Diane L. Fitzgerald and Daniel Romaniello of Haverhill; Heather Teal and Mario Morales of Haverhill; a sister, Kathleen Fitton, and her husband, Leonard, of Raymond, N.H.; grandchildren, Robert F. Fitzgerald III, Alexis Fitzgerald, Zachary Fitzgerald, Kailey Ferguson, Shantel and Ezequiel Cruz, Julius Romaniello, Deyani Romaniello, Armani Romaniello, Robert J. Jacobs, Walter Vitalone, Cam Vitalone and Priscyla Aguire, Tyler Fitzgerald, Matthew Moro, Jasiah Teal-Morales, Ashley Oviedo, Dario Manon; great-grandchildren, Madyson Jacob, Jathian Dejesus, Lianah Cruz, Cameron Vitalone, Janiyah Cruz, Delaney Vitalone; long-time close friend, Cindy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Sargent) Fitzgerald; daughters, Cheryl L. Fitzgerald and Wendy M. Teal; his brother, Gary Fitzgerald; and sister, Jean Lawler.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, January 24, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Burial will be on Thursday, January 25, in Linwood Cemetery, Mill Street, at 2 p.m. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on January 22, 2018
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