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(October 20, 1922 – January 2, 2016)

William D. ?Ç£Bill?Ç¥ Fitzgibbon, passed away on January 2, 2016 at the Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI at the age of 93. He was born in Midland on October 20, 1922 to the late Jack and Vera (Hines) Fitzgibbon where he lived for his entire life until his recent move to Pathways. On December 18, 1948 he married Alma Peterson who predeceased him on October 19, 2015.William served in the United States Air Force, before attending Central Michigan University, he also received his Master degree from Eastern Michigan University. William taught special education in Midland Public Schools and was a speech pathologist traveling throughout the state teaching lip reading. He also was an administrator for Vocation Education and found many jobs for people with disabilities. Bill and his family spent many summer vacations in Northern Michigan and he favored their trips to Mackinaw Island. In his active retirement he and his wife, Alma traveled throughout the United States as well as Ireland and Italy. He has been an active member of St Brigid?ÇÖs Parish for his entire life. Later in his life he enjoyed his garden and relaxing on his front porch visiting with his neighbors. His days at Pathways were filled with music and his love for singing and dancing. He will be missed by all!William is survived by his children; Patrick (Joan) Fitzgibbon of Traverse City, MI, Kevin Fitzgibbon (Craig Zeese) of St. Louis, MI and Mary Fitzgibbon of Boston, MA; four grandchildren, Ali (Brett Campbell), Jesse (Brandi) Fitzgibbon, Patrick (Allison) Fitzgibbon and Erin (James Robertson) and 5 Great Grand Children; Rylie, Bella, Parker, Cameron and Fiona.William was predeceased by his parents, son, Thomas, and brothers Carney and James Fitzgibbon.A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at St. Brigid of Kildare in Midland with Fr. Pat O?ÇÖConnor officiating. Visitation will be at the Church only on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of service.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Brigid of Kildare.On Line condolences can be left at smithminer.com