John J. Fitzgerald
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John J. Fitzgerald
  • March 1, 1940 - August 8, 2017
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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John J Fitzgerald, 77, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away August 8, 2017. He was born in New York, NY on March 1, 1940 to Joseph and Frieda Fitzgerald.

John grew up on Long Island and after doing some traveling he settled back on the Island. He fell in love with Valerie and they were married for 40 years. John was an over the road truck driver with Yellow-Freight who transferred him down to Texas in 1997. He retired in 2006 and used his free time volunteering with CASA (Court Appointed Children's Advocate). In 2015 when his wife developed cancer he devoted his time to taking care of her. There were three things in his life that he loved besides his wife: the NY Yankees, Dunkin' Donuts and his Ipad.

He is survived by his wife Valerie Novak Fitzgerald, son John Fitzgerald Jr., daugthers: Laurie Stewart and her husband, Michael, Claire Perez, Lisa Novak; grandchildren: Rebecca Stewart, Lisa Cinque and Daniel Stewart.