Dianne Frances Fitzgerald, 71, of Madison, died Aug. 28, 2018, at Agrace Hospice Care.
Dianne was born May 4, 1947, in Portage, to Leo and Ineata (Slivinski) Fitzgerald. She is survived by her brothers, Patrick (Carol) Fitzgerald, David (Gail) Fitzgerald, Vincent (Georgia) Fitzgerald, and sisters, Donna Derr and Kathleen (Jeffery) Johnson. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and -nephews. Having had no children, Dianne took special interest in all of them. She will be missed by her many lifelong and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Scott.
Dianne graduated from Pardeeville High School in 1965, and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Madison College. She worked for the State of Wisconsin for many years. She enjoyed reading, sewing, making jewelry, creating counted cross-stitch gifts, and other crafts. She was the keeper of family photos and planner of family reunions.
A visitation and memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Portage. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with a Mass to follow at 5 p.m.
To help with final expenses and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Dianne Fitzgerald’s Memorial account established at GoFundMe. Donations will be used to cover final expenses with any remaining funds split equally between the American Cancer Society and Agrace Hospice Care. Please share your memories at www.InformedChoiceFunerals.com.