Patricia's Funeral Mass will be streamed on the Our Lady of Lourdes Facebook page.
Please Note: Masks and social distancing are required of all visitors. The number of visitors will be limited at ALL TIMES to 35 persons for the safety of the family as well as all guests. Please be mindful that visitors are to be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your visit brief. Thank You.
Patricia Ann Fitzgerald was born in Brooklyn on July 25, 1931 to Patrick and Mary Barry Fitzgerald.
She passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021 at the age of 89.
She grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn where she lived until moving to Lynbrook in 1986. After graduating from Catherine McCauley High School, she attended business school, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fordham University, completing her degree at night while working full time. Pat enjoyed a career spanning 40 years at Home Life Insurance in New York City, retiring as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President.
Pat treasured her many friendships, enjoying sunshine, laughter and cocktails at Breezy Point, adventures in Ireland, France, Greece, England, Germany and across the US, and summer vacations with her extended family on Cape Cod. Above all, she loved her family. Though she had no children of her own, she was everyone’s “favorite aunt” and godmother to many. Pat cherished every family occasion, never forgot a birthday, and loved a good party.
Her Catholic faith was the guiding light of her life. A longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes,
Pat was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society and Human Life Committee. She was dedicated to the mission of Momma’s House of supporting mothers and babies, and volunteered in a number of capacities. She was one of the first volunteers at Momma’s original house in Malverne, and continued her service assisting with financial matters, eventually becoming a member of the Momma’s House Board.
Pat is survived by her nephew, Michael Fitzgerald, and nieces, Diane Reilly and husband Terry, Marie
Richardson and husband Mark, Jane Kelley, and Susan Fitzgerald. The next generation, Connor Richardson, and Kayla, Christopher, and Kevin Reilly, held a very special place in her heart. In her later years, Pat’s heart was stolen by a little dog named Ava Rose. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Thomas and John, and nephew John Fitzgerald.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Momma’s House in Pat’s memory. www.mommashouse.org.
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