Mary Grace (O’Malley) Fitzgerald, age 94, passed away on February 27, 2023 at the Legacy Care Assisted Living Memory Care in Chelmsford, MA. She was predeceased by her husband Barry Fitzgerald and son John who passed away on February 10, 2023.
Grace grew up in Dorchester, where she met her future husband Barry who was her life- long companion and shared her passion for family, golf and travel. She lived in Westfield, MA, Hoffman Estates, IL and then Madison, CT for the last 41 years and moved to Chelmsford, MA in 2022 to be closer to her daughter and family. Grace was very involved in her Catholic faith and various charitable organizations with her church. She led a full and active life, had many friends and touched so many people throughout her life.
Grace’s five children live in five different states, four of them a plane ride away. We fondly remember the fun times each summer when all her grandchildren would come to Madison for a week at the beach. The grandchildren set up their dormitory in the living room with some on couches and the rest lined up on the floor. This was a special time for our family as even though we are in different states these are memories she held close to her heart as well as our family will always share.
She is survived by her, her son Tommy and his wife Shelly Fitzgerald of Plano, TX; daughter-in-law Barbara Fitzgerald of Grant, FL; daughter Donna and husband Stephen Powell of Westford, MA; daughter Karen and husband Barry Prescott of Santa Barbara, CA and daughter Mary Fitzgerald and husband Stuart Robinette of Roswell, GA and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Grace will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a great friend to so many.
Our family would like to thank some very special caregivers who helped our mother over the last few years. Katy Maynard, you gave our mother lots of hugs and kisses and made her feel very special. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the very loving staff at Legacy Care Assisted Living Memory Care in Chelmsford, MA for taking such wonderful care of our mother for the past year as she battled Alzheimer’s disease. Thank you to Beacon Hospice aides and nurses for watching over our mother for the last five months.
Services will be private.
For those interested in making a contribution in our mother’s name please consider: Alzheimer's Association https://www.alz.org or you may send a check made out to Amedisy Foundation, 290 Merrimack Street #242 Lawrence, MA 01843 which was the hospice we used.