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Celebration of Life

Pelham Funeral Home
Friday August 26th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Friday August 26th, 2022
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Edward Fitzgerald

Edward P. Fitzgerald died at his home in Manhattan on Monday, August 22, 2022 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 84. A proud native of Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland, Eddie emigrated to the US at the age of nineteen. Arriving by boat, he started first in Pittsburgh, but made his way to NYC. After serving in the US Army, Eddie returned to NYC where he worked as a bartender in some of the finer establishments 1960s New York had to offer. Afterwards, he was a doorman for more than 20 years and a member of the 32BJ Union. During retirement, Eddie traveled widely by air and sea, and considered St. Petersburg, Buenos Aires, and the landscape of Montana some of his favorite visits. Additionally, Eddie loved his adopted home of NYC, and enjoyed his walks around the Central Park Reservoir and along the East River. He never lost his “Kerry Accent”, and enjoyed his annual trip to Ireland every June.  His family fondly remember how he would count down the weeks until his trip. He was a long time member of the Kerrymen’s association in Yonkers, and proudly marched behind the Kerry banner every St. Patrick’s Day. 

Eddie is survived by his niece, Marie (Donnellan) Morneau of Bethel, CT., her husband, David, and their children Thomas, and Caroline. He is also survived by his nephew, Brian Donnellan of NYC, and his husband, Andrew Miller. Eddie is predeceased by his sister, Ann (Fitzgerald) Donnellan, and brother, David Fitzgerald. 

A celebration of Eddie’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham,NY on Friday August 26th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

The family wishes Eddie a peaceful rest, and consider themselves lucky for experiencing his pragmatism, loyalty, and charming sense of humor. 

“Ar dheis De go raibh a anam”

 


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Guestbook

Condolences to theFamily of our dear friend Edward we will miss you in Oakfield Kenmare Loved the chats when you stayed with us for many years Rest easy our friend Heaven has gained a great Angel Morty and Marian O Sullivan Oakfield Dawros Kenmare Co Kerry

Morty and Marian O Sullivan Aug 25 2022 5:55 PM

Sincerest condolences to Marie & Brian on the death of their uncle Eddie. His heart was in Ireland and New York, we will always have the memories of all the great chats about politics we would have when he would come to visit..Rest in Peace Eddie, thinking of you all.. Joseph Donnellan & family, Billamore

Joan Donnellan Aug 25 2022 4:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Fitzgerald

Donnellan family Billy Aug 25 2022 4:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of our dear friend Ed.
We looked forward to his visit every June. He loved to visit his birthplace Castleisland, and loved the chat with the locals.
Rest in peace Ed.

Breda & James O’Sullivan, Tailors Lodge, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Ireland Aug 25 2022 4:04 PM

Condolences to the Fitzgerald family on the sad passing of Edward may he rest in peace 🙏

Denis Hegarty Aug 25 2022 2:02 PM

Condolences to the Fitzgerald family on the sad passing of Edward may he rest in peace 🙏

Denis Hegarty Aug 25 2022 2:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Fitzgerald

Marie Morneau Aug 24 2022 5:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Fitzgerald

Margie Scalia Aug 24 2022 1:09 PM

Brian, So sad to hear of Eddie's passing.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.
My mother Una sends her condolences as he used to never miss a visit to them in Ardvarna on his Irish visits.
David & family.

David Walsh Aug 24 2022 9:31 AM