Agnes Rose (Gmitter) FitzGerald, 94, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Mt. St. Macrina Manor, Uniontown.
Agnes was born on January 18, 1925 in Monarch, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Struhalla) Gmitter.
She was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School Class of 1943.
In school, as well as later in life, Agnes loved to sing.
In addition to her deep love of family and church, she was happiest when working and held numerous secretarial, bookkeeping and executive assistant positions in the Connellsville and Fayette County Area. At one of her first jobs, a secretarial position with the West Penn Power Company, Agnes met Mike FitzGerald of Dunbar. They were married in 1949 and had two sons. She had a keen interest in all sports and enjoyed dancing and bowling. Agnes was an avid newspaper reader, never missing any story of local or national interest. This is not to say that Agnes didn’t enjoy a good night playing bingo or doing crossword puzzles.
Agnes came from a family of eleven children and was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife and mother.
She is survived by her sons and their families; David & Kathleen FitzGerald with Ian, Matthew and Nicholas of Shady Side, MD. Michael & Jacalyn FitzGerald of Frisco, TX - with daughter Christy Craig and husband Jeff, sons Keegan and Corbin of Weymouth, MA; daughter Shana Shilliday and husband Alex, sons Ryan and Quinn of Plano, TX, and; Michael FitzGerald IV of Dallas, TX. Agnes is also survived by three sisters and a cousin: Wilma Petrowski of Connellsville, Evelyn Kline of Uniontown, Ester Koss of Carnegie and Eleanor Balina of Connellsville.
In addition to her husband and parents, Agnes was preceded in death by her brothers John E. Gmitter, of OH; Joseph Gmitter, of Pittsburgh; Tomas E Gmitter, of Sewickley; Frank Gmitter, of Connellsville and sisters Helen J Matuschak, of Connellsville; Mary Gmitter, of Connellsville, and; Dorothy Connors, of Ravenswood, WV.
Family and friends will be received from 5pm to 8pm Tuesday February 19, in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St. Connellsville, PA 15425. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday February 20 from 8:30am until 9:30am when Prayers of Transfer will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Connellsville with Rev. Fr. Robert Lubic as Celebrant.
Committal will follow at St Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.