Regina Marie Fitzgerald 94, former owner of Fitzgerald’s Fabric Shop in Weymouth, passed away Sunday, January 29th surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Rupprecht of Squantum. Predeceased by her husband of 63 years John J. Fitzgerald Jr., infant daughter Mary, sisters Marjorie Calvert, Patricia Harrison, Ruth Oberto and brother, Robert Rupprecht.
Regina is survived by her sister, Pauline Leavens and brother in-law, Merril Leavens of Squantum. She is also survived by her five children and their spouses: Daughter and son in-law Theresa and Steven Dickerman and devoted daughter Regina Fitzgerald of Weymouth with whom she shared a home most of her life. Daughter and son in-law Rita and Al Wong of Arlington, VA, daughter and son in-law Susan and Kenneth Curran of Florence, SC and beloved son and daughter in-law John and Terry Fitzgerald of Braintree.
She is survived by her fourteen grandchildren and their spouses: Jessica and Jeff McFarland of Pembroke, Jonathan and Ashley Dickerman of Weymouth, Stephanie and Jason Madore of Weymouth, Michelle and Keith Leroux of Fishers, IN, Steven and Kimberly Wong of Arlington, VA, David and Laura Wong of Chelmsford, JP Wong of Brookline, Marcia Wong of Weymouth, Susie and Patrick Kuras of Florance, SC, Jennifer and Austin Vaughn of Huntersville, NC, Katie Reardon of Dover, NH, Timothy and Jenna Reardon of Stoneham, Erin Reardon of Braintree, and Stephen and Nicole Reardon of Reading.
She is also survived by her eighteen great grandchildren: Seamus and Owen McFarland, Jonathan Dickerman Jr., Justin, Alyssa, and Josh Leroux, Matthew and Samantha Wong, Adam, Andrew, and Alex Wong, Beckett Wong, Caitlin and Samantha Erb, Morgan Vaughn, Timothy Reardon V, Avery Reardon, and Reagan Reardon.
Regina M. Fitzgerald, was very proud of the Fabric Shop and the farm that her and her husband owned and operated for many years in Weymouth. She was a devout Catholic who was a Eucharist minister along with her husband at St. John’s church in Quincy. Her faith led her and her husband on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land which was a highlight in her life. Every summer Regina would vacation on the Cape where family from near and far would gather to spend quality time with her on the beach. Of all of her life’s accomplishments Regina was most proud of the family she built. She will be remembered for her devotion to her faith, her strength, honesty, humor, thoughtfulness and her smile that could brighten the darkest days. Though she is no longer with us physically, Regina will live on through the family that she created.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours for Regina on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 5-7PM in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth, MA. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 8:30AM on Wednesday for a Celebration of Life prior to the Funeral Mass for Regina which will be held at 9:30AM at St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth. Interment will immediately follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory of Regina may be made to Hospice of the South Shore at 30 Reservoir Park Dr. Rockland, MA 02370.