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Carl W. Fitzgerald

December 25, 1943 — December 21, 2021

Carl Fitzgerald

Carl W. Fitzgerald, 77, Bernalillo, New Mexico, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home in Bernalillo.

He was born December 25, 1943 in Auburn Il. to Orville and Pauline Fitzgerald. Carl and Helen were married on October 7, 2006

Carl served in the United Stated Navy as a Boiler Technician on the USS Tidewater from 1961 to 1964. He was also a proud and active member of the American Legion for over 50 years. He was also the Commander of Post 118 in Rio Rancho, NM for 3 years. He had recently achieved his lifetime membership to the American Legion. Carl was a founding member of the American Legion Riders in New Mexico (Chapter 1). Carl retired from Sandia National Labs in 2008 after 30 years.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 15 years, Helen. He was a loving and wonderful father to his sons, Carl (Angie) Fitzgerald and Troy (Jennifer) Martinez, and step father to Melissa and Sarah. Carl was a cherished grandpa to Kala, Cage, Tyler, Gino, Matthew, Alyssa, and Selena. He was a wonderful brother to Donny, Shelby, Orville Jr, and Harvey. Carl was preceded in death by his mother and father.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Fisher House Foundation or another veterans organization.


Services will be held at Daniels Family Funeral Services. Date and time are pending.

 

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