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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.

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15 Replies to “Carol Ann Fitzgerald”

  1. Donald Fabiano June 17, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    I will miss you forever !


  2. Carol Fitzgerald jr. June 18, 2024 at 11:43 am

    May you rest in peace.


  3. Mary Fitzgerald June 20, 2024 at 10:02 am

    Thank goodness her wish of dying in her sleep came true. She was a beautiful and talented woman.


  4. John Fitzgerald June 24, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    Her memory will be a blessing to all of us.


  5. I will cherish all the memories we have had together. We are so lucky you stuck around for so long, almost hit 90 yrs old!!!


  6. Lee Ann Kapel June 26, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    I will cherish all the memories we have had together. We are so lucky you stuck around for so long, almost hit 90 yrs old!!!


  7. Danielle Kaminski June 28, 2024 at 5:14 pm

    My grandmother was a wonderful mix of loving, silly, and classy. I’ll miss hearing the joy and affection she held for me and made apparent whenever we’d finish up one of our phone calls or while saying our goodbyes after a visit. She always always made sure that was the note we ended on.


  8. Colleen Fitzgerald June 30, 2024 at 12:14 am

    Forever will cherish all the memories we have created. Love you and miss you grandma!


  9. Christine Lyons June 30, 2024 at 1:19 am

    One of my favorite things as a little girl was when my Aunt Carol would come visit. I loved watching her put on her make up in the mornings and she would always take me to the park. During one visit our family went to Knott’s Berry Farm. At some point the two of us separated from the others and she asked me what rides I wanted to go on as we walked around. I lead her to a particular line. We were waiting when she pointed to a rollercoaster called The Corkscrew. She pointed to it and joking said something about how crazy it looked. It turned out that she thought we were in line for a different (pretty mellow) ride. I don’t remember exactly what she said but I know she sucked it up and went on The Corkscrew, two loops and all. I always wished we lived closer. She never showed me anything but love and she’ll always be in my heart.

    And I’ll always smile when I think of The Corkscrew. ❤️


  10. You will be truly missed


  11. Julia Fitzgerald June 30, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    What a classy wonderful woman. I really lucked out when it came to mother in laws. She will be missed, and her memory will continue to be a blessing to us. Rest in peace, Carol. ❤️


  12. Shelley Wernholm June 30, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Appreciate all the memories and I’ll miss you dearly


  13. Mary Grace Sanders June 30, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    Carol’s beautiful smile, energy, and enthusiasm were so admirable. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.


  14. we will forever miss you gram! loved all our fun adventures together, christmas shopping, story time with the great grand kids and so many more!!!


  15. She was a wonderful sister and a great friend. I will miss her always.


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