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Andrew J. Fitzgerald (June 11, 1953 - July 28, 2008) Sign Guest Book Andrew J. “Fitzie” Fitzgerald, 55, of 8 Binney St., Newport, a proud lifelong Fifth-Warder, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2008. He was the husband of Mary (Martin) Fitzgerald, and a son of Timothy J. and Helen (McMahon) Fitzgerald of Newport. Andrew was a friend to everyone, generous to all, and famous for his basketball wizardry at the “Rich” at Murphy Park. His devotion to his wife Mary was an inspiration to his family and friends. His quick wit and Irish way with words was perhaps his most endearing trait. Andrew understood that “happiness comes from within,” and lived a full life, focused on the simple pleasures of the day. Andrew was a 1972 graduate of Rogers High School. He worked for 30 years at the Newport Shipyard and most recently was a foreman with the Meticulous Paint Job Company. Besides his wife and parents, he leaves his brother Timothy J. Fitzgerald, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Narragansett, and sisters Sue Greene and her husband Joe of Virginia Beach, VA, Catherine Moore and her husband Bill of Napa, CA, and Clare Garcia and her husband Peter of Newport; his nieces and nephews Timothy J. Fitzgerald, III, Kelly Fitzgerald, Kerry Fitzgerald, Joseph Greene, III, Meredith Greene, Catherine Greene, Shannon Moore, Christopher Moore, Pierson Garcia, Stella Garcia, Sarah Nagle, and Michael Nagle; grandniece Ava Greene; and his beloved dog Cané. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008, at 10:00am, at St. Augustin’s Church, Carroll Ave, Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Brown’s Ln, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 4:00-7:00pm in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI, 02840. Donations may be made in Andrew’s memory to the American Heart Association, 222 Richmond St., Suite 108, Providence, RI, 02903. Print Obituary

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