will be offered in St John the Baptist Catholic Church,

344 ANZAC Hwy, Plympton on TUESDAY, June 20, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.


Gerald never felt properly dressed without a necktie.

Gentlemen, if possible, please honour him by wearing one too.


The Funeral Mass will be available by livestream.

Please use the link provided above.

~~~  ~~~

Beloved husband of Mary Carmen.


Beloved father and father-in-law of

Katherine, Mick and Beth, Maureen and Colin,

Aileen and James, Carol and Dennis, and Gerald.


Cherished Grandfather, Great grandfather and

Great, Great Grandfather.

A true gentleman and a family man.

Message Board

Maureen Jackson -

Your pain is gone , that is a blessing rest in peace now.

John O'Brien -

My Sincere Condolences to all of Gerald's family........I live at Lisavaird, Ireland.....a couple of hundred yards from Gerald's birthplace in Tullineaskey......My mother Eily (nee Donovan) O'Brien was a best friend in the 1940's.......I met Gerald about 10 years ago on his last visit to Ireland.......his sister in law Kathleen is in my choir in Rosscarbery (I am Organist there).......

David White Fermoy Ireland -

I wish to express my sympathy to all the Fitzpatrick family on the death of Gerald. I first met Gerald and Mary Carmen at a Fitzpatrick gathering at his home in Tullineasky in 1977. My aunt Alice was married to his brother Patrick. Gerald and Mary Carmen always called to visit my parents Michael and Elinor every time they came on a visit to Ireland. Our friendship grew even closer after a three day visit to his and Mary Carmen’s home in Adelaide with my brother Richard in 2012. It was a great pleasure to have know Gerald. He was a warm and kind person and a gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Cheri and Stephan -

Our condolences to to you Mick and Beth, Dan and Jack and the Fitzpatrick family on the passing of Gerald. May this day be in honour of his great spirit ! Cheri and Stephan

Cathy Cook -

Carol, Mick and all the family, The skies will be brighter tonight, filled with the glowing love of your dad. Forever in your hearts Love to you all, Cathy xx

Amelia -

Sending so much love to the Fosters & Fitzpatricks. What a wonderful man, and how lucky we are to have spent such a long time with him. XXXX

Aileen Fitzpatrick -

My Deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Gerald. R.I.P. He was such a lovely and thoughtful family man. The O 'Mahony's and Horley families have been in touch. All his old family friends. Thinking of you all ar this difficult time. Regards Aileen.

Pidgie O'Driscoll, Crossmahon, Bandon -

My deepest sympathies to all Gerald's family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. I have fond memories of Gerald especially of his last visit to Cork in 2012. There was always a great bond between the extended Lyons (my family) families and the Fitzpatricks. May they all rest in peace.

Kathryn O'Driscoll -

My deepest sympathies to all Gerald's family. Treasuring the memories of his visit to Cork in 2012 & also his emails as we kept in touch since then. I was captivated by his family history & connections with my grandfather John Lyons & the extended Lyons families. Gerald RIP