Mary Dianne FitzGerald, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Arkansas. Dianne was born in Alton, Illinois on December 6, 1943, daughter of the late Margaret Marie (O'Neill) and Orville H. Williams. On July 26, 1975, Dianne was united in marriage to Thomas J. FitzGerald in Elmhurst, Illinois. Dianne spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. During her working years she was a dispatcher and jailer for Horseshoe Bend Police and Izard County Sheriff's Department.
Dianne is survived by her husband, Thomas J FitzGerald of the home; daughters, Lori Abate and husband Alfredo of Elgin, Illinois, Lynn Smith and husband Mark of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Leigh Stevens and husband Chris of Roselle, Illinois; sons, Michael FitzGerald of Winfield, Illinois and TJ FitzGerald of Villa Park, Illinois; sister, Jeannine Lewandowski of Barrington, Illinois and 9 grandchildren, Rhiannon and Evan Abate, Courtney FitzGerald, Dillon and Hailey Stevens, McKenzie and Anthony FitzGerald and Tyler and Gavin FitzGerald.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Margaret Williams.
A gathering of family friends for a time of reflection will be held, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Doty Family Funeral Chapel from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memorial and Honor Gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148-0142.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.