Thomas Byrne Fitzgerald Jr

First Posted: 8/6/2013

Thomas Fitzgerald Jr.

LUMBERTON — Thomas Byrne Fitzgerald Jr., 67, of Lumberton, passed away on Aug. 4, 2013, at his residence.

A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Father John Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.

He was born in Meriden, Conn., on March 19, 1946, to the late Thomas Byrne Fitzgerald Sr. and the late Elizabeth Clarie Moerchelle Fitzgerald. He served in the United States Army Special Forces for 14 years. He worked as a truck driver instructor.

Fitzgerald is survived by his wife, Barbara Sessoms Fitzgerald of the home; a brother, Robert Mark Fitzgerald of Troy, N.Y.; her sisters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Las Vegas, Dianne DeCurtis of Troy, N.Y., and Magueritte Jordan of Troy, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Gail and husband Mitchell Lassiter of Lumberton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, James Dietrich of Lumberton.

The visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory Inc., 809 E. Fifth St. in Lumberton.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2249, Lumberton, N.C., 28359, or Community Homecare & Hospice, 2402 N. Roberts Ave., Lumberton, N.C., 28358.

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