Charla Marie Fitzgerald

February 2, 1970August 6, 2020

Charla Marie Fitzgerald was born on February 2, 1970 in Torrance, California to Steven Starkovich and Ruth Shamblin. She passed away on August 6, 2020 in Madera, California.

She loved fishing, beading, and spending time with her family and friends, Charla is preceded in death by her mother Ruth Ann Fitzgerald, brother Terry Fitzgerald, sister Lisa Neal, and partner and father of her children Steven Sienze.

She is survived by her partner of 11 years Richard Stretch, sons Matthew Sienze and Ryan Sienze, daughter Stephanie Sienze (Bowman), sisters Debra Dimaano, Laura Fitzgerald, Brenda Vicente, Rhonda Fitzgerald, Pamela Shake, and Lona Starkovich, grandchildren Zayden and Jayleen Bowman, many Nieces and Nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 at Arbor Vitae Cemetery, 1301 Roberts Avenue, Madera, California 93637 at 11:00 a.m. Due to Covid-19 graveside service is limited and you are asked to wear masks and use social distancing guidelines. Arrangements under the direction of Palm Memorial Worden Chapel, Chowchilla, California.


  • Ruth Ann Fitzgerald, Mother (deceased)
  • Terry Fitzgerald, Brother (deceased)
  • Lisa Neal, Sister (deceased)
  • Steven Sienze, Partner (deceased)
  • Richard Stretch, Partner of 11 years
  • Matthew Sienze, Son
  • Ryan Sienze, Son
  • Stephanie Sienze (Bowman), Daughter
  • Debra Dimaano, Sister
  • Laura Fitzgerald, Sister
  • Brenda Vicente, Sister
  • Rhonda Fitzgerald, Sister
  • Pamela Shake, Sister
  • Lona Starkovich, Sister
  • Zayden Bowman, Grandchild
  • Jayleen Bowman, Grandchild
  • Many, Nieces and Nephews


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 31, 2020


Charla Marie Fitzgerald

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Lona Starkovich

September 3, 2020

Charla i still just cant believe your gone my heart is broken things will never be the same without you im sorry i never told you how much i loved and needed you. I miss you so much already i love you

Gina Prince

August 25, 2020

Charla Fitzgerald is a dear friend and I will miss her something fierce. She was one of the few people who accepted me for who I am. I loved her way of being honest and blunt, no matter how much the truth hurt she would say it. She was caring and had a big heart, willing to give the shirt off her back if needed. My condolences go out to her entire family. You will be greatly missed.

laura fitzgerald

August 24, 2020

Charla, I love you very much. I will always have the memories of our childhood. You will always be missed.

michael vinzon

August 24, 2020

charla, i love you and i will never forget you, i remember going to moon rays to cash in Mom's pepsi bottles with you, Lisa and Lona. you guys were like sisters to me back then, i miss you guys.