Remembering Our Alumnae
Peggy Fitzgerald Arcidiacono '45
Mary Julia "Peggy" Arcidiacono, 89, of Hagerstown, passed away, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown. Born July 29, 1923 in Emmitsburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Julia M. (Topper) Fitzgerald.
Peggy retired from St. Maria Goretti High School and Maryland Correctional Training Center as a teacher. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown. In addition to volunteering her time with various organizations, she belonged to the Antietam DAR, and helped form the Washington County Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI).
She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Arcidiacono; three children, Ted Arcidiacono, Barbara Arcidiacono Bacon ‘72 and husband Dr. Allan Bacon and Diana Arcidiacono, all of Hagerstown; three sisters, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Garner ‘47 of Emmitsburg, Jane Fitzgerald Virbal ‘48 of Pennsylvania and Josephine Fitzgerald O'Rourke ’50 of Georgia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Her sisters Patricia Fitzgerald Rocks’54 died in 2004 and Dorothy Fitzgerald Coleman ’56 died in 1991.