Helen Regan Fitzgibbon


(October 2, 1899-July 7, 1988)


Ogdensburg--Helen R. Fitzgibbon, 88, United Helpers Nursing Home, formerly of 819 Knox St., retired longtime secretary with the State Department of Transportation, died Thursday afternoon at the nursing home, where she been a resident since March 1985.

A prayer service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the McLellan Funeral Home, followed by a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Cathedral, with Rev. Philip T. Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Surviving are a son, Robert T., Rochester, a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Mary K.) Kiah, Ogdensburg; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Reagan, Norwood; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Doris) Wright, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Carl and Dennis Regan, and two sisters, Margaret Gwin and Mrs. John (Mary) Lapine, died previously.

Born in Norwood on October 2, 1899, a daughter of Dennis and Electa Brink Regan, she was a graduate of Norwood High School and the Central City Business Institute, Syracuse.

She married Roderick T. Fitzgibbon August 20, 1930, at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Rev. Harold J. Martin Officiating. Mr. Fitzgibbon, a native of Brockville, Ont., died June 14, 1950, at age 53.

Mrs. Fitzgibbon was employed with the New York State Department of Transportation for 25 years, working as a secretary to the civil engineer of St. Lawrence County until her retirement in 1965.

She was a communicant of St. Mary's Cathedral, as well as an active member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary.

(This obituary provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)