Former Medway Dentist, known for his traveling dental clinic in a converted Winebago, dies at age 88
In the early 1970s, Dr. Fitzgerald, Sr. became known to several nursing homes around Massachusetts as "The King of the Road" as he converted a 27 foot Winnebago into a state of the art mobile dental clinic complete with a working elevator
Dr. William D. Fitzgerald, Sr. 88 years old, of Middletown, RI, passed peacefully on January 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brockton, MA, was a native of Whitinsville, and was a graduate of Northbridge High School.
He was a Korean War Veteran, having served two years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Fitzgerald attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. He was a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He was formerly an advisory board member of the Catholic Charitable Bureau of Boston.
Dr. Fitzgerald began his career with his private dental practice in Medway. During his 37 year career, Dr. Fitzgerald developed a particular passion for providing dental care to seniors and veterans. During the early 1970s, he became known to several nursing homes around Massachusetts as "The King of the Road" as he converted a 27 foot Winnebago into a state of the art mobile dental clinic complete with a working elevator. This Winnebago transformation allowed him to travel to nursing homes and provide dental care to seniors.
Bill leaves his beloved wife and best friend of sixty three years, Maureen Mullin Fitzgerald, formerly of Hopkinton, MA, seven children, Deborah Ascoytia (Hugo), William D. Fitzgerald Jr. (Louise), Susan Horton (Edward pre-deceased), Kevin Fitzgerald, Erin Ruggieri (Paul), Colleen Biello (Tim), Sean Fitzgerald ( Kim), twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Andrew and Edna (Boutlier) Fitzgerald, brother Andrew, and sister Nancy Fitzgerald.
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