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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Carol Ann Fitzgerald

7/21/1934 - 6/13/2024

Carol Ann Fitzgerald, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 1934, died peacefully on June 13, 2024. 

Carol married John “Jack” Fitzgerald and had seven children with him.  She was very active in the little theater as the main actress, choreographer and costume designer.  She was known as “the hostess with the mostest” while employed at the Harley Hotel.  She also enjoyed her singing, ballet, and modern dance lessons.   She was an avid gardener who chose “carolredrose” as her internet username. 

Her mother and father, Lawrence and Mary Lyons preceded her in death. Four of her siblings also preceded her in death: Theodore Lyons, Lawrence Lyons, Timothy (Lois) Lyons and Thomas (Kay) Lyons.

She is survived by her brother Terence (Karen) Lyons. Her remaining children are Patrick Fitzgerald, Mary Fitzgerald, Carol Fitzgerald, Thomas (Shelley) Fitzgerald, Lee Ann (Kirk) Kapel and John (Julia) Fitzgerald.  Michael (Ginny) Fitzgerald, her fourth oldest child, preceded her in death. Carol had nine grandchildren: Christine Fitzgerald, Megan (Kyle) Mester, Michael (Tara) Fitzgerald, Jason (Toni) Fitzgerald, Colleen Fitzgerald, Frederick Kapel, Danielle (Daniel) Kaminski, Connor Fitzgerald and Kit Fitzgerald. She had six great-grandchildren: Phoenix Delatre, Ava Delatre, Madeline Mester, Kale Mester, Dallas Fitzgerald and Gianna Fitzgerald. 

A visitation will be held at the Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2024.  Carol requested her ashes to be scattered in a private service.


July 27, 2024


1:00 PM


Jeff Monreal Funeral Home

1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville OH 44077