Daniel J. Fitzgerald

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Daniel J. Fitzgerald (June 9, 1898-March 12, 1990) was the Hampden County, Massachusetts Registrar of Probate and a State Deputy of Massachusetts for the Knights of Columbus.[1][2]

Fitzgerald was born June 9, 1898 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Thomas J. and Nellie V. (Moriaty) Fitzgerald.[1] He had a brother, Gerald, and a sister, Mae.[3] He served in the Army during World War I and the Navy in World War II.[1][2] He married Marguerite A. O'Donnell, but she died on December 12, 1936 after 15 months of marriage.[1]

He was elected the Hampden County Registrar of Probate and retired on July 1, 1968, after 35 years in office.[3] Prior to that we worked in the Registry.[2] He was also a Knight of Malta. Fitzgerald was elected on in 1952 as the Massachusetts State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus.[2] He was the first man from Western Massachusetts to hold the post.[2]

Fitzgerald lived at 179 Thompson St. in Springfield.[2] He died March 12, 1990 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Chicopee.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Lapomarda 1992, p. 75.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "D.J. Fitgerald, Springfield, Heads State Council, K. of C." The Boston Globe. May 19, 1952. p. 18. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Lapomarda 1992, p. 77.

Works cited[edit]

  • Lapomarda, S.J., Vincent A. (1992). The Knights of Columbus in Massachusetts (second ed.). Norwood, Massachusetts: Knights of Columbus Massachusetts State Council.