Dorothy A. Fitzgibbons
Dorothy A. Fitzgibbons, 90, a resident of Third Lake, IL, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Autumn Leaves in Gurnee, IL. She was born November 24, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Ralph and Ellen Angstmann. Dorothy grew up and lived in Chicago for most of her life until moving to Lake County. She enjoyed baking and giving away her baked goods to friends and family. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards and crafting. She also worked for Frederick School in Grayslake as a lunch monitor for 10 years. Most of all Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family. Dorothy is survived by her children Donna (Bob) Golchert, James Fitzgibbons, and Keith (Jenny) Fitzgibbons, Grandchildren, David Golchert, Amy (Charles) Lindley, Kevin Fitzgibbons, Beth (Michael) Pickering, Lisa (Steny) Mathews, Megan (Ricardo) Sanchez, Ragina (Jack) Robertson, Florence (Richard) Schuchard, Victoria Boucher, and Norman Baith, many great grandchildren, her brother Ralph (Joyce) Angstmann, and her brother-in-law Dale (Sally) Fitzgibbons. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Irving, her sisters Rosemary Angstmann, Marie Meister, Alice Sutula, and Violet Justice, her brother John Angstmann, daughter-in-law Pat Fitzgibbons, and granddaughter Marion Williams. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2019 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Church 6401 Gages Lake Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
I worked with Dorothy on lunch duty at Frederick School. She was a lot of fun! She kept us laughing! She had a big heart!. One year she paid for a student to go to summer camp for children with cancer. She will be missed. Cecelia Secor
Lots of stories about my Aunt Dorothy are running thru my mind. I remember she always complimented me on one thing or another and made me feel special. All of my Aunts called me by my given name, AnnMarie, and I can still hear Aunt Dorothy’s voice reaching out to me and asking how I was. One funny story is from years ago when she somehow thought I had had a heart attack and she sent me a get well card! She and I laughed about that when I told her I was just fine! If you mentioned to her that you liked a certain product, you could usually expect a package in the mail!! She was generous and loving and leaves my Dad as the only surviving child of my grandparents. She is now at peace with those who went before her.
Donna you took wonderful care of you mother as well as her sister. I know we both shared stories about our mothers over the years. I only knew your mother through your stories. No daughter could have done more. My thoughts are with you.
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