Peter Reid Fitzgerald, 78, husband of Joyce Agli Fitzgerald for 56 years, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at home. Born in Meriden on December 27, 1940, he was the son of the late James A. and Marina (Piovoso) Fitzgerald. Peter resided in Meriden and had graduated from Meriden High School. He served with the U.S. Army and was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church and Mary Our Queen.
Besides his wife, he is survived by the world’s best daughter, Colleen M. Fitzgerald.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Saturday, January 12th at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish, Mt. Carmel Campus, 109 Goodwill Ave., Meriden. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to Franciscan Home and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451 or Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., Plantsville, CT 06479
For online condolences, please visit www.jferryfh.com
Joyce and Colleen,
My sympathy goes out to you on hearing of the passing of a wonderful man, Reid Fitzgerald. I have many fond memories of Reid in my days in Meriden. He is in my prayers as are all of you at this difficult time. Eternal rest grant to Reid, O Lord. Grant comfort and peace to his family.
Fr. Mark Jette - Sunday January 20, 2019 via Condolence Message
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
gc - Wednesday January 16, 2019 via Condolence Message
Senior has planted seeds in SO many lives. In his memory, he will bless and inspire growth in nature, and sustainability. No higher calling. We feel BLESSED to have had this chapter with him, and remain connected with him as he blesses heaven.
The Collins Family - Wednesday January 16, 2019 via Memorial Tree
I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF PETER'S PASSING. I WILL ALWAYS HOLD OUR MEATINGS AT THE INFUSION CENTER AND OTHER PARTS OF THE SOUTHINGTON HOSPITAL VERY FONDLY.
THOMAS ZMIJEWSKI - Tuesday January 15, 2019 via Condolence Message
Joyce, I'm very sorry to learn of Reid's passing. I have many memories of him while growing up on Eaton Ave l also have other memories of both of you as we moved along life's path. My best wishes to you and your family.
Chuck Zimmer - Sunday January 13, 2019 via Condolence Message
Colleen So sorry to hear the news about your dad. I loved seeing him and mom at church! Please know my heart and prayers are with you and mom. Hugs and kisses to both!😘😘 Linda Parks
Linda Parks - Saturday January 12, 2019 via Condolence Message
Joyce and Coleen,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Reid lived valiantly these past few years and was blessed by the love and support he received from both of you. He has been in our prayers daily. We are so sorry that we are unable to attend his funeral. We will be in touch.
Dottie and Mark Drechsler
Dottie and Mark Drechsler - Friday January 11, 2019 via Condolence Message
My deepest sympathy to Joyce and Colleen and their family. Mr. Fitz was the sunshine of the neighborhood. How he loved the Daffodil Parade every April. You would find him sitting with a crowd of neighbors all celebrating the parade. Every Christmas he would wait for my annual plate of Christmas Cookies and when I would see Colleen at Mass that Sunday she always said "I didn't get any of them. All gone!" God Bless Mr. Fitz. The neighborhood will miss you.
Rhonda - Friday January 11, 2019 via Condolence Message
Joyce...so sorry to hear of Reid's passing. We were just speaking with Fran Barillaro last week and he was telling us of that Reid was not doing well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pete and Carol Havey
Pete and Carol Havey - Thursday January 10, 2019 via Condolence Message
Joyce and Colleen, God called Reid Home the very same day one year later that He called Lou Home and I know he was right there to welcome Reid with open arms. I have so many fun memories of Reid and I thank him for all the laughter and love. Reid, I will never forget our last chat together and thank you. My family’s deepest condolences to you both. With love, Sharon, Adam, Hunter and Cole
Sharon Agli-Pageau - Thursday January 10, 2019 via Condolence Message