Patrick M. Fitzgerald

Patrick M. Fitzgerald, 68, of Hinsdale, passed away Oct. 6, 2021.

Pat was born in 1953 in Chicago to John and Sandra Fitzgerald. He grew up on the South Side, the fourth of seven children. He was a proud alumnus of Marist High School (Class of 1971) and Quincy University (Class of 1975). Pat was president of Fitzgerald Marketing & Communications, a company he founded. Passionate about giving back to others, Pat was past chairman of the Butterfield Scholarship Program, an organization that raises funds and provides financial aid to deserving students to advance their education. He was a member of the World President's Organization and an active board member of Franciscans for the World. Everybody's best friend, Pat will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol; his children, Michelle (Martin Podorsky), Erin (Brian) Folan and Colleen; his grandchildren, Hannah and Margot Podorsky, and Patrick, Conor and Colette Folan; his siblings, Jack (Nancy), the late Joe, Ed (Tatiana), Peggy Schremser, Cathy and Tim (Tracy).

A funeral Mass was held Oct. 12 at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills.

Interment was at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

A celebration of life followed at Butterfield Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Butterfield Scholarship Program, 2800 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.