O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Patricia J. Fitzgerald

Patricia”Patty” Fitzgerald, of Salamanca, NY died Wednesday evening, September 25, 2019 at home following a long illness.

Born in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Smerick Skoken.

She had been employed as the manager of Hemlock Hills for over ten years, and had previously been employed with New York State Parks and Recreation in Allegany State Park. She had also been employed at the former Ethan Allen and Fancher Furniture company.

Patty enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also an animal lover and enjoyed her cats and dogs.

Surviving are: four daughters, Linda (Len) Cairns, Canada, Jacqueline Trowbridge, New Bern, NC, Sue (Sal) Zanghi, New Bern, NC, Sally (Rich) Cuozzo, Salamanca, NY; a sister Caroline Guenther, Cape Coral, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her late husband John Fitzgerald, a daughter, Patricia Smith, a granddaughter Katie Lynn Cuozzo and several brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to EARS,

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkef h@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.