Carl A. Fitzgerald, 89, of Watertown

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Carl A. Fitzgerald, 89, of Clinton Street, Watertown, died Thursday September 26, 2013 at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where he had resided since April.

Mr. Fitzgerald was born September 11, 1924 in Ellisburg, NY, the son of William and LaVerna (Cowell) Fitzgerald. He attended several area schools. Mr. Fitzgerald was a merchant marine from 1944 to 1947.

He worked on local dairy farms and later for Knowlton Brothers, retiring from Rutland Hills Dairy.

He married Gene Murrock on June 25, 1947 in Tylerville, NY in the Town of Rutland, Rev. Douglas Passage officiating.

Mr. Fitzgerald was a member of the American Legion. He was a league bowler for many years, loved music, played guitar, harmonica and sang. He played horseshoes and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving besides Gene, his wife of 66 years, are two daughters, Marsha (Bob) Compeau, Robin (David) Warren all of Watertown; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Gloria Jean, and a son Jack; two brothers, Earl and Ernest, and two sisters, Clara Mullin and Edith Thompson.

There are no calling hours or funeral. His body was cremated. Burial will be in Barnes Corners at the families convenience.

Donations may be made in his name to ASPCA.

Arrangements are with the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
 

Friday, December 19, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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