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Kenneth Edward Fitzgerald

August 6, 1928 February 27, 2014
Kenneth Edward Fitzgerald
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Kenneth E. Fitzgerald, 85, of Ludlow passed away peacefully on Thursday February 27, 2014 in the care and comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield to the late Maurice and Alliette "Harriet" (Trottier) Fitzgerald. He has lived in Ludlow since 1955 and was a former communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. Kenneth worked for 42 years at Mass Mutual before retiring in 1991. He served his country honorably as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He belonged to Brigham Lodge of Masons, American Legion Post of Ludlow and volunteered for the American Red Cross Blood program. He was an avid camper and bowler and loved the Western Channel. He built a camper from an old school bus; "Fitz's Dream", and it was his second greatest accomplishment, the first being his children. Ken leaves his beloved wife of 59 years Shirley (Collings) Fitzgerald of Ludlow; loving children Armand Roy of Appleton, WI, Sandra Shaw of Florence, SC, Cynthia Hopkins of Ware and Jennifer Germain of Three Rivers; a caring brother to Gerald Fitzgerald of Springfield and a proud grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 11 as well as a cherished brother in law and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Anita Rogers. He was a loving and gentle man and he was loved and admired by so many. Funeral services for Kenneth will be held on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 9:00am from the Ludlow Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Elizabeth Church at 10:00am followed by burial with Military Honors in Hillcrest Park Cemetery. Visiting hours are Monday evening from 4:00-7:00pm and in lieu of flowers it was the request of Kenneth’s family that donations be made in his memory to: Shriners Hospital for Children, Carew Street, Springfield, MA

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