Marion A. Fitzgerald, 79, a longtime area resident who was active in church organizations and was a clerical employe with the old International Association of Machinists here during the 1940s, died of cancer Oct. 29 at the home of a daughter, Dolores Scott, in Potomac.

Mrs. Fitzgerald, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Brooklyn and moved here at an early age.

She was a past prefect of the sodality at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Washington and past president of the leisure club at St. John the Baptist Church in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Fitzgerald had served on the ladies auxiliary at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and had been treasurer of the Crackpot Ceramic Group.

Her husband, Laurence W. Fitzgerald Sr., died in 1971.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Fitzgerald's survivors include a son, Laurence W. Jr., of Upper Marlboro; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Marion A. Fitzgerald

Marion A. Fitzgerald, 79, a longtime area resident who was active in church organizations and was a clerical employe with the old International Association of Machinists here during the 1940s, died of cancer Oct. 29 at the home of a daughter, Dolores Scott, in Potomac.

Mrs. Fitzgerald, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Brooklyn and moved here at an early age.

She was a past prefect of the sodality at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Washington and past president of the leisure club at St. John the Baptist Church in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Fitzgerald had served on the ladies auxiliary at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring and had been treasurer of the Crackpot Ceramic Group.

Her husband, Laurence W. Fitzgerald Sr., died in 1971.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Fitzgerald's survivors include a son, Laurence W. Jr., of Upper Marlboro; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.