Therese Fitzgerald, 61, of Groton, CT, passed from this world on April 21, 2022 after a long illness.
She graduated from Salve Regina College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She worked for the US Dept. of Defense Education Activity as an elementary school teacher in Iwakuni Japan, Ansbach Germany, and Naples Italy. Teaching was her passion and working with children brought her the greatest joy. She retired in January 2021 after teaching for 20 years. She also loved to travel and had many adventures travelling around Europe and Asia.
She is survived by her brothers, Kevin Fitzgerald of Naugatuck CT, Brian Fitzgerald of Palm Springs CA, and Scott Fitzgerald of Plymouth CT, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnephews, and a grandniece. She will be greatly missed by all the friends she made throughout the world in her work and in her travels.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home, 615 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to AutismSpeaks.org in her honor.