2013-12-19 / Obituaries

Colonel Edward Francis Fitzgerald, USMC (retired), 83,

of Portsmouth, passed away Dec. 12, 2013. He was the husband of the late Winnie Cosby Ashook Fitzgerald, Margery Cadoo Fitzgerald. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 31 years, and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. In 1990, “Mr. Fitz” began a second career as a substitute teacher at Portsmouth High School where he taught for 20 years. A funeral mass was held at St. Barnabas Church and burial with military honors followed. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colonel Edward Francis Fitzgerald Honorary Scholarship Fund, Portsmouth High School, 120 Education Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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