Dennis A. Fitzgerald, 69, died on August 28 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northbridge.
He was born in Milford; son of the late Charles and Blanche (Fitzpatrick) Fitzgerald. He was raised and educated in Milford and was a graduate of Milford High School. He also attended Rhode Island School of Design.
Dennis was first employed by the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale. He then began his long career with the Milford Daily News. First in the advertising department and then for many years as the classified advertising manager. During this time he also started the Homes Magazine. After leaving the Daily News he was active working in carpentry and handyman work.
Dennis loved summering in York Beach, Maine and wintering in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Dennis is survived by his children Jason Fitzgerald and Jamie Boehm, both of Uxbridge, two brothers, Thomas and Michael Fitzgerald, two grandchildren, Lucas and Dylan Boehm, his former wife, Gloria (Arata) Fitzgerald. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Krausz.
Dennis was a longtime member and past president of the Milford Lions Club.
Dennis always believed in enjoying life to the fullest and has left so many people who love him, scattered all over the country. In that spirit, a celebration of life "East Coast Tour" will take place around his birthday, August, 2021, with rememberance gatherings in York, Maine, Milford, Massachusetts, and Boynton Beach, Florida. Any and all who care to join us are welcome and can get updates and plans by contacting Jamie firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason email@example.com . In the meantime, the family asks that Dennis be remembered with prayers and light. Donations in his memory may be made to the Milford Lions Club, p. o. box 639, Milford, MA, 01757.