Roderick T. Fitzgibbon


(January 23, 1897---June 14, 1950)


Ogdensburg, June 15---Roderick T. Fitzgibbon, 53, 819 Knox Street, died last night at 7:15 in the A. Barton Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He had been in ill health since November.

Funeral services will be held from the home, 819 Knox Street, Saturday morning at 9:30 and at 10 from St. Mary's temporary church.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Miss Helen Reagan, are a son, Robert T., 17, and a daughter, Mary Katherine, 16, both students at St. Mary's Academy; two sisters, Mrs. Richard Hannan, Ogdensburg, and Mrs. C. T. Hamley, Toronto, Canada; a brother, William J. Fitzgibbon, Brockville, Canada, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Fitzgibbon was born in Brockville, Ontario, January 3, 1897, son of the late Thomas H. and Emily McHenry Fitzgibbon. Educated in Canada, he came to Ogdensburg in 1921. In World War I he served with the medical corps of the Canadian army, receiving his honorable discharge March 28, 1919. He married Miss Helen Reagan August 20, 1930, in St. Mary's Cathedral in a ceremony performed by Rev. Harold J. Martin.

He was employed for ten years at the J. L. O'Connor cigar company as shipping room manager. He was once employed as an electrical appliance salesman by H. A. Foster and had also operated a washing machine agency.

He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, the Holy Name and Sacred Heart societies, the "M" club of St. Mary's academy and the Cathedral Players.

(This obituary was provided by Bob (Robert E.) Reagan)