Frank W. Fitzgerald Jr.
1932 - 2017
Frank W. Fitzgerald, Jr. passed away Friday, Oct. 20th after a
lengthy illness. Born in Malden in 1932, the son of Deputy Fire
Chief Francis W. and Cora L. Fitzgerald. Graduate of Malden High
Class of 1949, Franklin Institute of Electrical Engineering.
Joined the Army in 1953 during the Korean Conflict. He then
graduated from Boston University, College of Business
Administration in 1959. He joined the Malden Fire Dept. in
1958 and then became Malden's Fire Chief and retired in 1994. He
was a past President of the Malden Historical Society, the Bay
State Post Card Collectors Club and the Box 52 Association in
Boston. He was also a member of the Boston Sparks Assn, the
Malden Fire Fighters Relief Assn, Boston Fire Museum, Mass.
Institute of Fire Dept. Instructors, New England Assn of Fire
Chiefs, Mass. Fire Chiefs Assn, International Assn. of Fire
Chiefs, and the Malden VFW Post 639.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy
A. Fitzgerald, and sister, Lois Miara of Winchester, as well as
many nieces and nephews and a good friend to him, Tom Curtis. In
addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his
brother, Stoneham Fire Chief, Charles E. Fitzgerald.
Funeral services from the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden
on Thursday, October 26 at 7:45 AM followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Marys of the Assumption Church, 660
Washington Ave., Revere at 9AM. Interment to follow in Forest
Dale Cemetery, Malden. Visitation will be held at the funeral
home on Wed., Oct. 25 from 5-8 PM. Donations in Frank's memory
may be made to the Firefighters Relief
Association, 1 Sprague St., Malden, MA 02148.