Published: October 2, 2007
Gerald M. “Tim” Fitz-Gerald of Plank Road died Tuesday, September 11, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vt.; he was 82 years old. Also known as “Fitzie,” he owned and operated Fitz-Gerald Antiques of Vergennes since 1969 and was a highly respected antiques dealer, known throughout New England.
Fitz-Gerald was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 24, 1925, the son of the late Gerald and Ruth (Dean) Fitz-Gerald. He was a graduate of Metuchen High School, Class of 1943, Metuchen, N.J. After service in World War II, when he was stationed in Adak, Alaska, and throughout the Aleutian Islands, he attended Rutgers University and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1953.
He was a field engineer for Baker Perkins of Saginaw, Mich., and later worked for Western States Machinery Co. of Hamilton, Ohio.
He was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church of Vergennes, where a funeral service was held September 14.
Fitz-Gerald is survived by his wife Barbara M. (Reed) Fitz-Gerald; son Gerald Ralph Fitz-Gerald and his wife Teri of Monkton, Vt.; daughter Ruth K. Gould and her husband Douglas of Addison, Vt.; his sister, Geraldine “Bonnie” N. Claren and her husband Joseph William of Port St Lucie, Fla.
He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jennifer L. Gould of Bridport, Vt., Timothy D. Gould of Addison, Gwendolyn M. Fitz-Gerald, Jillian M. Fitz-Gerald and Gerald “Spencer” Fitz-Gerald, all of Monkton, Vt., as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Joanna Fitz-Gerald.
Memorial donations may be made to Addison County Home Health at PO Box 754 Middlebury, VT 05753 or to the American Cancer Society at 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701, or to the charity of one’s choice.
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