Grand Prairie Funeral Home


John J Fitzgerald

1 marzo , 19408 agosto , 2017

John J Fitzgerald, 77, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away August 8, 2017. He was born in New York, NY on March 1, 1940 to Joseph and Frieda Fitzgerald.

John grew up on Long Island and after doing some traveling he settled back on the Island. He fell in love with Valerie and they were married for 40 years. John was an over the road truck driver with Yellow-Freight who transferred him down to Texas in 1997. He retired in 2006 and used his free time volunteering with CASA (Court Appointed Children's Advocate). In 2015 when his wife developed cancer he devoted his time to taking care of her. There were three things in his life that he loved besides his wife: the NY Yankees, Dunkin' Donuts and his Ipad.

He is survived by his wife Valerie Novak Fitzgerald, son John Fitzgerald Jr., daugthers: Laurie Stewart and her husband, Michael, Claire Perez, Lisa Novak; grandchildren: Rebecca Stewart, Lisa Cinque and Daniel Stewart.


  • Funeral Service

    sábado, 19 agosto , 2017

  • Visitation

    sábado, 19 agosto , 2017


John J Fitzgerald


Claire Perez

31 mayo , 2018

Hi my dearest Noosie, I can't wait till the day arrives that thinking of you doesn't leave a sucking chest wound. God, I'm a wordsmith and I can't begin to describe how you are missed by so so many. Do you have any idea how many lives were touched in light by knowing you and your love?

You'd be so proud of Mom. She passed her road test (don't ask) and Laurie and Michael have provided her a home with shelter, love and all the marzipan she can tolerate. And they keep the Kaddy in great, I mean working, condition. Lisa is taking her to CA to visit Auntie J this week. So, mostly Mom just misses you and is lost without you. When she stumbles, we're here to stabilize and right her gait. You know our Mumpkie, she'll pull away, teeter and totter till she rights her own gait and stands on her own.

Love you and miss you my Noosie and from a grateful daughter today, Fathers Day and thru the years.

PS. Drop me a line sometime.

16 febrero , 2018

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant and gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all born to shine as children do.

We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- M. Williamson

Claire Perez

9 febrero , 2018

From Dottie to John:

Missing you my Brother from another Mother!

You left in a hurry enroute to Heaven
I never got a last hug or a teddy bear squeeze --

And now I am lost

You are so missed and I am saddened that I can no longer hear your voice or come to Dallas and hang with you.

You will always be in my heart, and no one can ever take your place.

Bye my Johnny.

Claire Perez

8 febrero , 2018

Antoinette Lane

7 febrero , 2018

Dear Valerie, Deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and Laurie, Claire, and Lisa. Wishing you strength and comfort in your memories. Love.

Claire Perez

6 febrero , 2018

Born to Jimmy and
Child of Valerie and John
Now a daughter of immeasurable heartache and pain, my family bound together knowing we will never be the same.

I'll see you again Noosie, till then I carry you, your love and your smile all the days of my life

29 octubre , 2017

Heartfelt condolences are extended to your family at this difficult time. Seek the love and support God provides to help you cope during this time - Psalms 29:11

Valerie Stewart

2 octubre , 2017


12 septiembre , 2017

It's hard to believe you've been gone a month, but we'll love you forever ❤❤❤❤❤

Laurie Stewart

10 septiembre , 2017

True love never dies.