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Rose Rita Fitzgerald Finlayson
Birth: Sep. 8, 1927
Lyndon Station
Juneau County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 2011
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Rose was the beloved daughter of Frank and Anna (Sullivan) Fitzgerald of rural Lyndon Station, Wisconsin.

She attended Normal teaching college and then completed her Bachelors Degree in Education at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

On September 6, 1952, Father Kiernan, of Sacred Heart Church, married Rose to James (Donald) P. Finlayson of Elmhurst, Illinois, with whom she had four daughters. They raised their family primarily in Elmhurst, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; sisters Iona Fitzgerald and Geraldine Kranz; her brother, Patrick Fitzgerald; brothers-in-law: Lyle Kranz, Maurice Larue, James Allen, Douglas Finlayson; sisters-in-law, Venita Fitzgerald, Helen Estelle Finlayson, Patricia Schmidt and Marnie McKee; nephews: Douglas Johnston, Lawrence Larue, William Schmidt,Jr., Travis Fitzgerald and Robert Deeds; and great-niece, April Deeds.

Survivors include four daughters, all of whom cherish their Mother, Colleen Kelly, Barbara Dann and Rochelle (Ronald) Rinker, all of Arizona and Mary Finlayson of Illinois; a step-daughter, Theresa (Thomas) Vondrasek of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Ronald Rinker, Kimberly Dann, Lisa Fournier and Paul Bratset; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Michael (Dolores) Fitzgerald, Francis Fitzgerald and Dennis (Roberta) Fitzgerald; three sisters, Cecelia Larue, Lucy (Lawrence) Barnes and Mary (Henry) Gonzales; brothers-in-law, Duncan (Margy) Finlayson and William Schmidt,Sr.; sisters-in-law, Patricia Fitzgerald, Dorothy (Roger) Bowen, Nancy (Arthur) Johnston, Margaret Allen (Paul) Cohrs, Constance (Robert) Watson and Margaret (Peg) Finlayson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment is in Calvary Cemetery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Family links: 
  Frank M Fitzgerald (1887 - 1976)
  Anna Leota Sullivan Fitzgerald (1900 - 1982)
  James Philo Finlayson (1929 - 1980)*
  Geraldine Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kranz (1920 - 1999)*
  Patrick Edward Fitzgerald (1921 - 1992)*
  Iona Frances Fitzgerald (1923 - 1935)*
  Cecelia LaRue (1926 - 2014)*
  Rose Rita Fitzgerald Finlayson (1927 - 2011)
  Dennis Lawrence Fitzgerald (1936 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Sauk County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Sec.D Row 8
Maintained by: Colleen Kelly
Originally Created by: Oscar Sandstrom
Record added: Sep 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77286889
Rose Rita <i>Fitzgerald</i> Finlayson
Added by: Colleen Kelly
Rose Rita <i>Fitzgerald</i> Finlayson
Added by: Colleen Kelly
Rose Rita <i>Fitzgerald</i> Finlayson
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Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I love you and miss you so much! And Dad, too! Love, Colleen
- Colleen Kelly
 Added: May. 10, 2015
Happy Birthday, Mom! It is St. Mary's birthday, also, so I thought Her image would be appropriate today! We all love and miss you so much! Give my love to Dad and everyone with you in Heaven. Pray for you everyday! Love, Colleen, Barb, Rochelle and Mary S...(Read more)
- Colleen
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mom! Did you know that you have the same birthday as your favorite singer, Patsy Cline, except that she was born in 1934? Also, the Blessed Virgin Mother! We all love you and miss you so much! you were a wonderful Mother! Love you forever...(Read more)
- Colleen Kelly
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
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