Retired Firefighter Edward Fitzgerald Has Passed Away

It is with deep regret that the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Stamford Firefighter Edward Fitzgerald.

Edward Thomas Fitzgerald, age 79 of Norwalk, died peacefully at his home after a brave battle with cancer. He was the husband of the late Mary J. (Bannon) Fitzgerald. Edward was born in Stamford on July 6, 1941, the son of the late Edward A. and Nancy (Grimaldi) Fitzgerald. He worked for 35 years as a Fire Fighter in Stamford and served his country during the Vietnam War in the Air Force. Edward enjoyed carpentry, crossword puzzles and nature. He was a kind and compassionate man who dearly loved his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include 3 children, Jennifer A. Fitzgerald, Edward J. Fitzgerald and Mary M. Fitzgerald, his brother John Fitzgerald, his sister Nancy Harrison, grandson Alan Kamba and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by 5 sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 11, 10 a.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery in Darien. Edward’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com

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Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.

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