A Tribute to Tom Fitzgerald (1935-2015)

On Saturday September 5th former Director of Organization Tom Fitzgerald passed away in Montreal at the age of eighty. Thomas Walter Fitzgerald was born June 26, 1935 to Patrick Fitzgerald and Catherine Rimmer and was baptized July 7, 1935 at St. Ann’s Church in Griffintown. He leaves behind his son Tom and daughter-in-law Cindy of New Hampshire along with his grandchildren Shelby, Lucas, and Alexis. Of course Tom was a brother of our late past president, Patrick J.B. Fitzgerald, and brother-in-law of Past President Mabel Ann Fitzgerald.

A brief review of the UIS archives indicates Tom was a Deputy Parade Director from at least 1972, and likely a marshal before that. From 1972 through 1996 he played an important role in the direction of the parade. Continue reading A Tribute to Tom Fitzgerald (1935-2015)