- Leona Rose Fitzgerald, 90, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born January 12, 1926, in Millinocket, the daughter of Joseph and Lottie (Coolong) Pelkey.
Leona was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and she relished each of those titles. The birth of a newborn family member always filled her heart with joy. Leona was widowed in 1971, and from then on her primary focus in life was her family.
She is survived by five children, Betty Michaud of Veazie, Paul Fitzgerald and his wife Annette, James Fitzgerald and his wife Cathy, Michael Fitzgerald and his wife Debbie, all of Millinocket, and Kim Gagnon and her husband Darrell of Mattamiscontis; fourteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; a brother, William Pelkey of Spokane, Washington; a sister, Mildred Mattall of Millinocket; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Leona was predeceased by her husband, Paul Fitzgerald.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016, at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 19 Colby Street, Millinocket, with the Rev. Bruce Siket, pastor, presider. Interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Leona may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at .