Hugh J. Fitzgerald, Jr.

  • Born: September 9, 1955
  • Died: November 10, 2019
  • Location: Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hugh J. Fitzgerald, Jr., "Fitz" or "Pop", age 64 of Ridley Park, passed away suddenly on November 10, 2019 at Harlee Manor. Fitz spent 40 years in the freight industry working for organizations including Emery Worldwide, Airborne Express and eventually as an independent driver for FedEx. Fitz grew up on Taylor Drive in Folcroft, PA briefly went to Bonner and graduated from Sharon Hill High School. Fitz was an avid reader especially interested in American and Irish history, he was a dedicated member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was passionate about his Irish Heritage. He visited Ireland in 2005 and always hoped to go again.

Hugh was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Donnelly) with whom he raised his three children. He is survived by his children Brian S. Fitzgerald. (Jaclyn), Megan H. Crawford (Brian) and Sean P. Fitzgerald (Jessica); grandchildren Keegan, Wyatt, Shaye, Seamus, and Audrey; brother James T. Fitzgerald (David) and sister Loretta A. Fitzgerald (Judith); as well his many beloved cousins in the McAndrew family.

We love you.

"May you be in Heaven, a full half hour before the devil knows you are dead!"

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA. 19074 an additional visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00-10:00am at the Church of Saint Madeline, 110 Park St. Ridley Park, PA 19078 followed by his funeral mass at 10:00am, Burial: Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. The Gaffneys

Posted by Frank and Maureen Gaffney - Glenolden - friend   November 22, 2019

Prayers for Hugh and his family.

Posted by AnneMarie Glatts - Aston, PA - Acquaintance   November 17, 2019

Fitz was the best guy ever. I had just moved into the philly from Ireland and knew nobody. So I joined the aoh and that was were I met him. He helped me through some tough times and was always there to offer great advise and sometime just to listen. Rest easy my good friend. My prayers and thoughts for your family.

Posted by Dave McEvoy - Havertown, PA - Friend   November 14, 2019

I met Fitz when I moved into the neighborhood. We had some great times and I know I could never repay his kindness. We kept in touch when I moved, showing off our grandchildren. He always had that big smile and crazy sense of humor. A rare man with a wonderful and gracious family. He will be missed and always remembered and loved.

Posted by Kerry Murphy Zimmerman - Omaha, NE - Friend   November 14, 2019

I worked with Fitz at Airborne express, Fitz was a great guy and a fair and just man. He had the respect of all. You will be greatly missed, The world needs more people like you.

Posted by Jimmy Dalton - slaughter beach, DE - Coworker   November 14, 2019

Our prayers are with Fitz & his family! May he rest in peace. The Gwynn Family

Posted by Frank Gwynn Sr. - Ridley Township, PA - Family Friend   November 13, 2019

Fitz I really enjoyed having you as my supervisor at Airborne express. You will definitely be missed. You were a special person in this world.
R I P my friend.

Rick Tiller

Posted by Rick Tiller - Norristown, PA - coworker   November 13, 2019

Worked with Fitz at Airborne for many years.
He was a great guy. So sorry to hear of his passing.
My condolences to his family.

Bob Mac

Posted by Bob McGovern - Phoenixville, PA - Coworker   November 13, 2019

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