Helen was born on September 25, 1935 to the late Robert and Marie (Kelly) Fitzgerald in New London. She attended Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee for Interior Design. Helen owned and operated a gift shop in Milwaukee in the 1970s. She also worked for an art gallery in Door County and most recently enjoyed working with antiques. Helen was a longtime member of the Shamrock Club and was formerly honored as Irish Rose in 2005. Her greatest joy was being called “Nana Helen” by her five grandchildren.
Helen is survived by her three sons, Jerry Kowalski, Kaukauna; Kevin Fitzgerald, Neenah and Greg (Elizabeth) Fitzgerald, Medina; five grandchildren, Julian (Nicole) Fitzgerald, Callista Fitzgerald, Jordan Fitzgerald, Liam Fitzgerald and Gavin Fitzgerald; one great-grandchild, Riley and one brother, William Fitzgerald, New London. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Fr. John Kleinschmidt will be officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Most Precious Blood Catholic Cemetery, New London. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com