Ellen Frances Fitzgerald, 71, of Hopkinton, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Earner) Kilroy. She was the wife to James P. Fitzgerald of Humarock.
Raised in Halifax, she was formerly of South Weymouth, and most recently of Hopkinton. Ellen was a Homemaker, Certified Nurses Aide, and Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing, cooking, and was a lifelong Red Sox Fan.
Besides her husband, she is survived by 8 sons, James P. Fitzgerald, Jr. and his wife Denise of Hopkinton, Kevin P. Fitzgerald and his wife Suellen of Westborough, Patrick T. Fitzgerald and his wife Maureen of Milton, Daniel J. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton, Paul F. Fitzgerald and his wife Michelle of Mendon, John T. Fitzgerald and his wife Sandy of Mansfield, David A. Fitzgerald and Mark J. Fitzgerald of Hopkinton; and one daughter, Kathleen M. Herlihy and her husband Colin of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind her 5 sisters, Peggy Fitzgerald of Halifax, Mary Ann Duffy of Dorchester, Ann Lacey of Georgetown, Kathy Needham of Scituate, Judy Thibeau, of Marstons Mills; and 3 brothers; Jim Kilroy of Marshfield, Bob Kilroy of Westport, and Larry Kilroy of Warwick, MA. She also leaves behind 18 cherished grandchildren, 37 nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services from the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton will be private with her family on Tuesday, June 9, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445 in her memory.