Reverend John A. Fitzgibbons Retired, died at Saint Martha Center for Rehabilitation and
Healthcare in Downington, on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
Father Fitzgibbons was born on January 26, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the son of
the late John F. Fitzgibbons and the late Margaret L. Porta. Father Fitzgibbons attended Kenelly
Elementary School, Hartford, Connecticut; Saint Denis Parochial School, Havertown; and
Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, before entering The Augustinian Novitiate Seminary.
Father Fitzgibbons was ordained for The Augustinians on September 7, 1968 at Saint Denis
Church, Havertown, by Most Reverend Gerald V. McDevitt, and incardinated into the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia on July 11, 1983. Father Fitzgibbons served as Parochial Vicar, Saint Isaac Jogues
Parish, Wayne; Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Fallsington; Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby;
Good Shepherd Parish, Philadelphia; Mater Dolorosa Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Dominic Parish,
Philadelphia; Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square; Saint George Parish, Glenolden; and Holy
Spirit Parish, Sharon Hill. He also served as Chaplain, at Holy Redeemer Health Systems.
Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Fitzgibbons on
Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Saint Colman Church, Ardmore, at 11:00 AM. Concelebrating the
Funeral Mass will be Reverend James C. Sherlock and Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan.
Father Sherlock will be the homilist.
Father Fitzgibbons is survived by his brothers Dr. Richard P. (Adele) and James A.
(Margaret), and his sisters Mary Jane Tadeo, and Julie S. and also survived by many nieces and
nephews. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.