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Cheryl Ann Fitzgerald

12/10/1945 - 04/04/2021

Obituary For Cheryl Ann Fitzgerald

Cheryl Ann (Wyka) Fitzgerald, 75, of Warren, died on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at home.

She was the wife of Timothy Lee Fitzgerald.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Komeiga) Wyka.

Mrs. Fitzgerald had worked as a nurse practitioner for more than 40 years. Most of her career was spent with Veterans Health Administration before retiring in 2001. She spent another 10 years in various positions before finally retiring in 2015 due to ill health. Mrs. Fitzgerald was a Communicant of St. Marys Church in Bristol. She was the one of the first nurse practitioner in the State of Rhode Island. She was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Gulf War.

She is survived by her husband Timothy Lee Fitzgerald of Warren, RI, her sister Jean Chrupcala of Bristol, RI and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 9:00AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM, in St. Marys Church, Bristol, 330 Wood Street, Bristol.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5-8PM in the funeral home.

Burial will take place in St. Marys Cemetery, Bristol, RI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Lifespan Cancer Center Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114, or to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI, 02914.

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Tim, Jean, and Family We are so sorry for your loss. Cheryl is at peace. Kecia & Dave Courtemanche
- sharon ferrara
I had visited with Cheryl Wyka Fitzgerald last Memorial Day in 2020. On my way back from decorating my family plots at South Burial Ground, I drove by her nearby home. By chance she was outside doing yard work. Cheryl was so happy to see one of her Warren High School 1963 classmates. I last spoke with her at our 50th Reunion in 2013 and was her bright and sunny self. I sat in my car as Cheryl recounted that she was in remission at the time. She was looking forward to attending our next reunion and meeting all her friends. Cheryl was a fighter and took experimental therapies to beat the cancer. She said enough was enough and was in control of her life. What a courageous woman, and she lived every day as it came on her terms. God Bless Cheryl Wyka Fitzgerald and her husband Timothy Fitzgerald and her sister and fine family. Her many friends are blessed to have known her and will miss her immensely.
- sharon ferrara
Tim, My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Cheryl. I knew her my entire career at the VA. She loved her patients and they loved her back. She is now in the VA clinic in the sky taking care of them with open arms. May she rest in peace with the Lord.
- sharon ferrara
There are no words to express how heartbroken we are. We feel truly honored and blessed for the many years of Cheryl's friendship, love, kindness, fun times, and great conversations we experienced. She was an amazing person and she will remain in our hearts forever! Sending our love, friendship, and peace to you all, Sid and Lois
- sharon ferrara
Tim, we are so sorry for your loss. Cheryl was a dedicated person and she will be missed by all who knew her. Sharon and Merv Browning
- sharon ferrara
So many Good memories i still "love" her ! A good woman ,with a smile and she left this world too soon !!! Dennis D
- sharon ferrara
Our condolences in this time of sorrow. Ray & Christine jj's cleansers.
- sharon ferrara
I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. She was such a great person and role model in so many ways. My deepest sympathy to Tim and her family. Sharon F
- sharon ferrara

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