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Dorothy M. Fitzgerald, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:05 A.M. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at GreenTree in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Saturday, June 23, 1928 in Freeman Spur, Illinois to parents, Charles S. & Norine (Stevens) Hughes. She married James R. Fitzgerald on October 16, 1949 in Arrowsmith, Illinois and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2016.

Per her request, Mrs. Fitzgerald will be cremated and a Greeting of Family and Friends will be held from 12:00 P.M. until Service Time, 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Tracy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.

Dorothy M. Fitzgerald is survived by 2 daughters, Jan Danner and husband Steve of Waltonville, Illinois and Deborah Burdette and husband Michael of Washington, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Jason Burdette and wife Brita of Bismarck, North Dakota; Amanda Kelly and Kent of Washington, Illinois; Scott Danner and Ginny of Owensboro, Kentucky; Eric Burdette and wife Jennifer of Abingdon, Illinois; and Jamie Gordon and husband Ben of Woodlawn, Illinois; 10 great grandchildren, Jack Kelly; Luke Kelly; Delaney Burdette; Levi Burdette; Lydia Burdette; Ellyssa Danner; Landon Danner; Kinsley Burdette; Brynn Gordon; Elliott Gordon; and another great grandson due in April; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Kenneth Hughes.

Dorothy was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church and worked as a Registered Nurse. She was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed going to Cubs spring training in Arizona, bowling, and square dancing with her husband. She loved knitting and crocheting for her family and to donate to her church.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Celtic Health Care Hospice Division and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on December 15, 2016
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