Friday, January 23, 2009

Remembering Ray

Loved Ones,

We have made the arrangements for Ray's funeral and visitation which will be on the south side of Chicago -- Ray's childhood home.

The visitation will be Sunday January 25th from 2:00-9:00 pm at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453.
Ray's funeral will be Monday January 26th beginning at 9:15 am at Blake-Lamb with the funeral mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 10 am.
St. Thomas More is located at 2825 West 81st Street, Chicago IL, 60652.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to LPL Financial - Fitzgerald College Fund. Details 708.636.1193

A DC Memorial Service to be held later is in the works at a future point.

We also wanted to tell you to watch for a coming article in the Chicago Tribune about Ray.

We continue to be so blessed by your prayers and emails. Thank you so much.

not alone and not afraid --

kristin

2 comments:

Larks said...

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the girls. My name is Mike Larkin and I was a friend of Ray's. I have been keeping up with your blogs ever since I have heard about Ray's condition. I have been especially lucky to have known Ray. Ray and your family has been on my mind and in my prayers everyday. Ray was a smart, kind-hearted, gentile soul with a great sense of humor. God bless you Fitz, you will be missed.
Mike Larkin and family

Sean Carmody said...

For as long I knew Ray he was always smiling and very real. Anytime I would see him at a big family get together with the Fitzgerald Clan, he would greet you outstretched hand and you could see he was truly loved by his family.
He'd be messing around with his cousin Ray and Bobby and sometimes Pauly Dore. I never really got to know him outside of that, but he made you feel comfortable.
My heart goes out to his wife and little ladies. Sometimes you wonder what the Lord has in store for Ray. To take him at this time,
it must be big. I wish him and his family my deepest sympathy and God Bless them all and may time heal all wounds.
Sincerely,
Sean Carmody and Family