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Maurice C. "Fitz or Mo" Fitzgerald
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1924
Waterbury
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 2011
Waterbury
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

WATERBURY Maurice C. "Fitz" "Mo" Fitzgerald, 86, of 180 Scott Road, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of the late Louise (Palomba) Fitzgerald.

He was born in Oct. 12, 1924, Waterbury, son of the late Maurice F. and Catherine (Kennedy) Fitzgerald, and was a resident of the East End of Waterbury for most of his life. Fitz was a World War II veteran serving 3 years in the U.S. Army Air Force as a radioman/gunner aboard a B-24 bomber. He flew 50 combat missions, many over the Ploesti oil fields in Romania, considered to be one of the most dangerous missions of the war. He was the awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Bronze Stars for action in the Rome-Arno campaign, the battles of Southern France, Normandy and the European-African-Middle East Theater. In addition, he received battle ribbons for action in Po Valley, North Apennines and Northern France. He was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant.

After his military service, Fitz became a member of the Connecticut State Police where he worked until his retirement. As a trooper he spent several years as an undercover detective involved in the detection of illegal gambling.

He is survived by one brother, Edwin Fitzgerald of Wethersfield; his nieces, Erin Fitzgerald and Tracey Gionta; and grandnieces and nephews, Meghan, Amy and Christopher Gionta. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Jacklyn L. Fitzgerald.

The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St., Waterbury, to S.S. Peter and Paul Church, 67 Southmayd Road, for a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Visit www.murphyfuneralhomect.com for more information or to send an online condolence.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louise A. Palomba Fitzgerald (1928 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Waterbury
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77109377
Maurice C. Fitz or Mo Fitzgerald
Added by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
 
 
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