James E. Fitzgerald, Jr.

James E. Fitzgerald, Jr.

May 3rd, 1929 November 19th, 2020

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Obituary for James E. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Lifelong resident of Cambridge, passed peacefully at his home on November 19, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Ruth O. (McNutt). Loving father of James III and his wife Jane, Carol O’Connor and her husband Timothy, Thomas, Mark and his wife Holly, and Michael and his wife Michelle. Proud grandfather of James IV, Sean, William, Jennifer, Aaron, Lindsey, Ryan, Matthew, Andrew, Michaela, and the late Kaitlin. Great grandfather of Jayden and Jonathan James. Dear brother of Robert Fitzgerald and his wife Marie, and the late Alice Fitzgerald. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He proudly served the City of Cambridge and retired after 41 years on the Cambridge Fire Department. Late WWII Army veteran. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, on Friday, November 27th at 11AM. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Burial and Military Honors to follow in North Cambridge Catholic Cemetery. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Jim’s memory to St. John’s Church. 2254 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140. For directions or to send a condolence, visit

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  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, November 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saint John's Church - Cambridge
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, November 27th, 2020
    All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
    Rev. Joseph McCarthy
  • Interment

    Cambridge Catholic Cemetery
    Rindge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Robert P Reardon

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts and prayers of many are with you at this time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Comment | Posted at 11:31am via Condolence

Charlie keefe

Great catholic gentleman
Great friend
Comment | Posted at 10:06am via Condolence

Maureen Fehlan

My condolences to you all. My Dad so enjoyed his lifelong friendship with Jim.
Maureen Fehlan
Comment | Posted at 07:00am via Condolence

Theresa Ikels

My Condolences 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Comment | Posted at 10:22pm via Condolence

Gerard Mahoney

On behalf of the men and women of the Cambridge Fire Department please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of FF Fitzgerald. Jimmy was a great guy, and a dedicated member of the Cambridge Fire Department for over 40 years! He was a pleasure to work with. may he Rest In Peace.
Chief Gerard E. Mahoney
Comment | Posted at 04:46pm via Condolence

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