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Judith Arlene (Hess) Fitzgerald

September 21, 1939 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Judith Fitzgerald Tribute

SOUTHBURY - Judith Arlene Fitzgerald, 84, was called to heaven on December 10, 2023 at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick, MD. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph V. Fitzgerald for 59 years. 

Judith was born in Brooklyn, NY to her loving parents Howard and Eleanor. She graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush, and later worked as a legal secretary in NYC where she met and fell in love with Joe.  Judy and Joe married and settled in Pleasantville, NY where they raised their three children. Together they enjoyed skiing, tennis and golf. They belonged to Mahopac Golf Club for many years and made wonderful lifelong friends. They retired to New Smyrna Beach, FL and to their summer lake house in East Otis, MA. Judy loved playing bridge and mahjong and spending time with her family.

Judith is survived by son Michael Fitzgerald and his wife Vilma Fitzgerald of New Smyrna Beach, FL; daughter Jeanine Powers and her husband Bill Powers of Southbury, CT; and daughter Theresa Shykind and her husband Dan Shykind of Frederick, MD.  She adored her six grandchildren: William Powers, Bridget Parent and Kelly Powers of Southbury, CT, Lauren and Sean Fitzgerald of Blauvett, NY and Zoe Shykind of Frederick, MD. Judith was so happy to recently meet her first great grandchild, Emma Rae Parent of Southbury, CT. 

Judith was kind, loving and strong. She was an incredible wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 4:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South in Southbury.  A graveside service will take place at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury.  For directions, or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit

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December 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpino Funeral Home
750 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Memorial Service
December 19, 2023

6:30 PM
Carpino Funeral Home
750 Main St. South
Southbury, CT 06488

Graveside Service
December 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Pine Hill Cemetery
114 Pine Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488


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