Leo James Fitzgerald

August 16, 2021

Leo James Fitzgerald
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Leo James Fitzgerald – of Woburn, August 16th at the age of seventy-eight. Beloved husband of Patricia L. (Brophy) Fitzgerald, with whom he would have shared 49 years of marriage on August 19th. Devoted father of Sean D. Fitzgerald of Wilmington and the late Brian and Kevin Fitzgerald. Loving brother of the late Carol Hennigan.  Dear brother in law of Judy Donaghey, her late husband William of Woburn, Frederick W. Brophy, his late wife Connie of NY, Larry F. Brophy, his wife Ruth of Middleton.  Dear cousin in law to Susan Barrett and her husband Joseph who was his best friend, and Mark Clark of Woburn.   Cherished uncle of William Hennigan, Colleen Pierce, Deirdre Doherty, Michelle Brophy, Michael Donaghey, Christopher Brophy, Julie Donaghey, Stephen Donaghey, Jennifer Allen, Kerrie Karst, Danielle Perkins, Derek Perkins, as well as several other great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass for Leo will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are invited to pay  their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30-11:15 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Leo’s memory to Friends of Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215.

Leo James Fitzgerald – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully August 16th , with his family by his side at Lahey Clinic at the age of seventy-eight. He was the beloved husband of Patricia L. (Brophy) Fitzgerald, with whom he would have shared 49 years of marriage on August 19th.

Born in Boston’s Jamaica Plain, Leo was one of two children born to the late Leo and Margaret (Coffey) Fitzgerald. He was a graduate of Don Bosco High School.

Leo was an electrical worker by trade union 717 and worked for the MBTA for many years.

Leo’s greatest love was his family. He enjoyed entertaining and hosting parties at his home. He took great pride in maintaining his yard and enjoyed tending to it. He also enjoyed traveling and exploring the world with his wife. They especially loved Aruba, where they would go several times a year. They made many friendships there and loved watching the sunset over the ocean.

Leo was a dedicated, devoted, loving and supportive husband, father, uncle and friend will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Devoted father of Sean D. Fitzgerald of Wilmington and the late Brian and Kevin Fitzgerald. Loving brother of the late Carol Hennigan.  Dear brother-in-law of Judy Donaghey, her late husband William of Woburn, Frederick W. Brophy, his late wife Connie of NY, Larry F. Brophy, his wife Ruth of Middleton.  Dear cousin in law to Susan Barrett and her husband Joseph who was his best friend, and Mark Clark of Woburn.   Cherished uncle of William Hennigan, Colleen Pierce, Deirdre Doherty, Michelle Brophy, Michael Donaghey, Christopher Brophy, Julie Donaghey, Stephen Donaghey, Jennifer Allen, Kerrie Karst, Danielle Perkins, Derek Perkins, and many other great nieces and nephews.  .

A Funeral Mass for Leo will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are invited to pay  their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30-11:15 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Leo’s memory to Friends of Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215.

A Funeral Mass for Leo will be held in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:30 a.m. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are invited to pay  their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30-11:15 in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Leo’s memory to Friends of Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. Fitzgerald Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Leo was a good friend and helpful neighbor. His strength was evident not only during his recent battle but throughout the years.
    With sympathy,
    John Loiselle & Family

  2. Sherri Ciampo Donohoe

    Dear Patty & Sean I am so sorry to hear about Leo’s passing. He was such a good guy. He will be missed. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

    Love Sherri & Paul

  3. Dear Pat
    We are sorry for your loss.
    Mario and I enjoyed talking to and spending time with Leo on the beach in Aruba.
    We are lifting you up in prayer.
    May he rest in eternal peace.

  4. Brenda Donaghey

    Patty,Sean,and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Leo’s passing.
    He was such a kind and gentle man.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers .
    Love, Brenda and Barry

  5. My heart goes out to this family. Love you Patty, my longtime friend. Count on me to lift you in prayer.
    Maureen McCarthy Oltman

  6. Susan Carlo, Cillian Carroll

    Patti, Sean & extended family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of Leo. Our prayers & thoughts with you all at this sad time. May Leo gentle soul rest in peace.

  7. Deirdre Doherty

    Dear Auntie Pat and Sean,

    Our hearts are breaking with yours and saddened by the passing of Uncle Leo.

    Uncle Leo was my favorite as a child and I remember when he and Auntie Pat met , that they were the most beautiful couple in the room..

    I have such fond memories of your basement with the jukebox! Lots of conversations, smiles and laughter from family and friends you gathered there.

    John thought you were so welcoming and kind when we first started dating. Uncle Leo was a little imposing back in the day and was gladly respected.

    Gentle and kind,
    my regret is not being closer in later years, to all of you.

    May God’s peace which passes understanding be with you now Auntie Pat, Sean and family.

    Our deepest condolences, prayers and love,
    Deirdre, John, Sarah and Leah

  8. Our hearts are broken! We loved Leo & will cherish the memories of great times we had always. May God give you & Sean strength & may God Bless Leo. May he Rest In Peace with Brian & sing with the angels above. We will truly miss him, such a wonderful man. We love you all.

  9. Patty, Sean and Family. We are very sorry for your loss. Leo was a great guy! Sending love and prayers
    The Gately Family

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