GAIL J. FITZMAURICEFebruary 12, 1948 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 69)
Gail J. Fitzmaurice, 69, of the Preston section of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully Friday morning, December 1, 2017, in Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Kingston on February 12, 1948, Gail was the daughter of the late William and Anna Brizek Nicholas and was a graduate of West Wyoming High School, Class of 1966. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch; Preston Hose Company; Six County Fireman’s Association and PA State Fire Association. She had 12 years of service for the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company prior to retiring to raise her children. Gail was a devoted mother to not only her own children, but to anyone who stepped foot inside her home. She had an infectious smile, quick wit, and was loved for her sarcastic sense of humor. Gail enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, and was known for herfamous pumpkin and banana rolls. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandsons,and pups, Jax and Bradford.
Gail is survived by her loving husband, James (Fritz) Fitzmaurice; daughter, Jennifer Gormley and husband David, Mountain Top; son, James, and wife Megan, Tobyhanna; son, Sean, Ashley; grandchildren, Jonathan and Seamus; brother, Ronald Nicholas, Tunkhannock; nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Celtic Inpatient and Home Hospice and GeisingerWyoming Valley ICU for the excellent care provided to Gail, as well as all family and friends who have kept Gail in their thoughts and supported her during her journey.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 9:00 am from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch, with Reverend Joseph Kakareka officiating. Interment will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends and family may visit at the funeral home, Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 4 to 7 pm and on Monday morning, from 8:30 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Research institute, NY, or Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre.