Glenfield - James Martin Fitzgerald 84, passed away July 5 ,2023. James was born in Lowville, NY to George and Marguerite Fitzgerald.
Jim attended Rome School for the Deaf and has been a lifelong member of the Rome Alumni Association. In 1964 he married Angeline DiCesare, who had become widowed, and he became the loving father of her three children. Together they had another daughter.
Immediately after high school, Jim started work for New York State Conservation Department in Lowville. He loved the job and retired there after 37 years.
Jim played golf for years, mostly at Turin Highlands Golf Club, where he enjoyed the camaraderie as much as the game. He also had many local friends who will remember him as ‘Botchee’. He will especially be missed by long-time friend, Debb Cobb.
Jim is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Angeline on August 13, 2016.
He is survived by his sister, Marie (Joseph) Krug, son David (Mary) DiCesare, Greig ,NY, son Alan (Roxanne) DiCesare, Boonville, NY, daughter Rosemary DiCesare, York, PA. and daughter Nancy Jane (John) Longo, Frankfurt, NY. Jim will surely be missed by his several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville with Rev. Naomi Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Lyons Falls. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.
For an online message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com.