Carolyn W. Fitzgerald

Carolyn W. Fitzgerald, age 83, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022, at her home at Waller’s  Adventure on Monie Creek in Princess Anne, with family and friends by her side.  She was the daughter of Charles and Hilda Wilson, and was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Donald Wilson, and in-laws Frank and Dorothy Fitzgerald. Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert Fitzgerald, his brother William and sister in-law Patsy Wilson. She is survived by nieces Marilyn Reese, Jeannie White, Janice Hannon, Patti Renshaw, and Carole Bevan who cared for her until the end.  She is also survived by nephews Patrick, Elmer, and Jeff Hughes, and a special God child who she loved dearly, Donna Rice.

A retired registered nurse, Carolyn was educated at Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing, as well as Salisbury University and the University of MD schools of nursing.  She worked for 40 years as a nurse and nurse administrator at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  There she taught nursing, was in charge of discharge planning, and developed the Diabetes education program and clinics.  She was an active member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and traveled the country leading seminars in diabetes care and treatment.

Carolyn believed in giving back and served on Boards of several community organizations, such as the Somerset Historical Trust and MAC, Inc.  She assisted with the Institute of Retired Persons at Salisbury University, which offers educational programs to enhance the lives of members.  Carolyn was also a dedicated member of the Town and Country Garden Club, where she served as President and worked tirelessly.  In addition, she won many awards for her participation and flower presentations.

Carolyn and Bob loved to travel, visiting every State in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and over forty countries including Russia, China and Tibet. In addition, Carolyn enyoyed gardening, feeding backyard birds, attending theater productions, lunch and breakfast dates with special friends. Throughout the years, Carolyn had many feline companions that held  a special place in her heart. Everyone who worked with or had any association with Carolyn, respected and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, July 13, 2022 from 6-8 P.M. at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. in Princess Anne, MD. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Hinman Funeral Home, P.A. where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Espicopal Cemetery in Princess Anne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Somerset County Humane Society, P. O. Box 493, Princess Anne, MD 21853 or Coastal Hospice, P. O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. To express condolences to the family, visit www.hinmanfuneralhome.com

10 comments to Carolyn W. Fitzgerald

  • Linda Riehl

    I will miss my special friend. We meet and worked together at Peninsula General Hospital. We remained friends even after I left. We meet for Lunch regularly,went to musicals and theater,trips to flower shows. She was always there when I needed her. Love you . You will always have a special place in my heart. Linda

  • Jayne Somers

    Carolyn was a special person. It was a pleasure and an honor to know her and to work with her.

  • Virginia Smith

    I met Carolyn through her close childhood friend, Phyllis Hornor Richardson, whom she faithfully visited in Annapolis for decades, especially as Phyllis’s health declined. Carolyn brought light and laughter wherever she went and her visits, no matter how brief, were a source of delight to all of us. I admire her positive attitude and the way that she lived her life. My sincere condolences to Bob and all of her other family and friends.

  • Linda Kent

    Carolyn was a most compassionate and caring person. Her professional knowledge was of help to so many in our community. She will be greatly missed.

  • Sheryl Guyer Peters

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of my dear friend, Carolyn. Back in the mid 60′s we rode together from Oriole to PGH to work. I was pre-med and she was teaching nurses. She truly was a special person and lived her faith daily. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My prayers are with you during this time. Sheryl Guyer Peters

  • Russell Hhouseal

    Bob, so sad to hear of your loss. My God give you strength.
    You & your family are in my prayers.

  • Carolyn was a very special close friend to me for many years. She will be missed in many ways by me and Bill.
    Bob you are in my prayers

  • Buttons Bassett

    Dear Bob,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. May fond memories help you through this sad time.

  • Maggie Beddow, Charlotte Holder's daughter

    Hello cousin Bob, So sorry to hear about dear Carolyn’s passing. So glad we got to see you both at our impromptu Fitzgerald reunion in Princess Anne in the summer of 2015. Carolyn was such a wonderful person. May she RIP.

  • Maggie Beddow

    Hello cousin Bob, This is Maggie (Charlotte Holder’s daughter). So sorry to hear about dear Carolyn’s passing. So glad we got to see you both at our impromptu Fitzgerald reunion in Princess Anne in the summer of 2015. Carolyn was such a wonderful person. May she RIP.

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