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Carol Fitzgibbons

October 01, 1941 - March 14, 2011

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, March 18 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 19 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Carol Fitzgibbons

October 01, 1941 - March 14, 2011


Carol Jeanne (Clemens) Fitzgibbons passed away on Monday, March 14, in a Sioux Falls hospital after a short battle with illness.  She was 69.

Carol was born October 1, 1941 in Sioux City Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Helen (Twohig) Clemens.

Carol graduated from Mercy High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 1960.  She married Thomas B. Fitzgibbons in 1962 and together moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1963 to raise their family.

Carol dedicated her life to her family and supporting her children in their education and extra curricular interests.  She had been involved in many of her children’s activities to include attending sporting and theatrical events.  Carol even played “coach” for one of her son’s youth T-ball teams. 

Carol moved to Sioux Falls in 2001.  She loved to spend time with her “extended family” which includes the many nieces and nephews that live in the Sioux Falls area.  Carol has also traveled the country to spend time with her brothers and sisters and her many nieces and nephews that live in Sioux City, Omaha, Houston, and throughout the United States.  She loved to read and cook and took pride in baking her famous banana bread which she shared with many.

Carol made many lasting friendships with those she worked with in Fargo and Sioux Falls.  She worked for St. Lukes / Merit Care hospital and at Hornbacher’s grocery store in Fargo.  Carol also worked for Sioux Falls Catholic Schools until her retirement. 

Carol is survived by four children, John Patrick (J.P.) Fitzgibbons of Minneapolis, MN, Anne Marie (Frank) Oliveto of Osprey, FL, Michael Fitzgibbons (Cindy) of Farmington, MN, and Daniel (Paige) Fitzgibbons of Minneapolis, MN, two brothers Dr. Richard P.(Mary Ann) Clemens of Omaha, NE, and William Clemens of Sioux City Iowa, a sister Theresa (Michael) Darby of Tekamah, Nebraska, five grandchildren, Alexis Fitzgibbons, Christopher Fitzgibbons, Hannah Fitzgibbons Jack Fitzgibbons and Grace Fitzgibbons, one great-grandchild, Ronan Fitzgibbons and many nieces and nephews that loved her very much.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents John and Helen Clemens, her two brothers, Joseph Clemens and John Clemens, her sister Gerry Dougherty, her husband Tom Fitzgibbons, and two sons, Joseph and Thomas, Jr.

Carol’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the Intensive Care staff at Avera McKennan hospital for their compassion, quality care and genuineness.

The funeral service will be held for Carol on Thursday, March 17, at 11:00 am at St Mary’s Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   A memorial will be held on Friday, March 18, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo followed by burial service at Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, March 19, at 10:00am.

Memorials for Carol can be sent to the Fitzgibbons family, 2505 South Cook Road, Sioux falls, SD 57105.  Memorials to be extended to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


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  1. Grover Dimert says:

    San Diego CAI recently found Carol on Facebook shortly before she died. It was great to catch up on her family and life.

    Rest Carol

  2. Paul and Gail Knosalla says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    The Knosalla family extends their sympathy to the Fitzgibbons in your loss. Carol will always be remembered as a big part of our family we shared joys and tragedies together for many years as neighbors and friends. May God comfort you in your sorrow.

  3. Carrol Clemens says:

    Federal Way WashingtonOur heartfelt sympathy & love to all the family. Carol’s passing diminishes us all and she will be missed but never forgotten. May God bless you all!

  4. Rudy and Lucy Radke says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    We sincerely regret the loss of Carol.

    We were neighbors just down 3rd street north in Fargo.

    We connected with Carol and Tom. Super neighbors

    May prayers and memories help the loss of Carol

  5. Bill and Jeanne Kauffmann says:

    Dear Fitz,

    We are so sorry for your loss and grieve with you. May God comfort you and your family at this time with the knowledge that you will see your dear Mother again. She is with you and always will be.


    Jeanne and Bill

  6. Barb Frederick-Murphy says:

    Omaha NEMy sincere thoughts and prayers are with Carol’s family at this time. I will always remember her and the many good times we had together in our younger years. She was one of my best girlfriends and I will miss her. I can picture her dancing an Irish jig in her new home on St. Paddy’s Day. Good to know her suffering is over and that she is now at peace with her family and the Lord in beautiful Heaven. I love you, Carol! Keep watching over us down here until we can meet again.

    Barb Frederick-Murphy

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