David Bail FitzGerald passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022 in Largo, FL. He was born on December 6, 1946 to the late Claire (Bail) and James FitzGerald. He grew up in Holyoke, MA and was proud to call the city his home for most of his life. David was intelligent, fun loving, quick witted, a story teller, musician and a chef. He is survived by his companion Priscilla Paige; his children: Timothy FitzGerald and his fiancée Chrissi Carney, Maureen FitzGerald and her husband Steve Boulier, Josh Oleksak and his wife Helen, Sarah Hankin and her husband Bob, Jennifer Keitt and her husband Dale, and Julie Roughgarden and her husband Shawn; his sister Maureen and her husband Bill Allred; and his grandchildren: Bennett, Remi and Leon Boulier, Jenee' King, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Keitt, Krista and Joshua Oleksak, and Ryan and Madison Pangle. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for David on Saturday, May 14th at Saint Jerome Church in Holyoke, MA at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery in South Hadley, MA. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice in David's memory.
"Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free."