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Abigail Sarom Fitzgerald, 20, of Brookline, NH, died on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from complications from acute myocarditis. Abbie passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and dedicated medical team.

Abigail was born on June 29, 2001 in Battambang, Cambodia, and was cared for by her loving nanny at the Asia Orphanage Association in Phnom Penh until she was united with her family forever. She graduated with Honors from Hollis-Brookline High School in 2019 and was currently a civil engineering student at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.

Abigail could light up the room with her lovely smile, her sweet and sassy temper, and her joy in having fun. She enjoyed family vacations, road trips, and trips to Ireland and Cambodia. She had many interests and passions including shoes and SpongeBob SquarePants. She was an accomplished Irish dancer, a college field hockey goalie, an acapella singer, a ukulele player, a canvas painter in many forms and a true fashionista.

Abigail is cherished by her loving parents, Stephen and Elizabeth (Higgins) Fitzgerald of Brookline, NH; her beloved twin brother, Benjamin S. Fitzgerald of Brookline, NH; his paternal grandparents, Donald and Jeannette Fitzgerald of Braintree, MA and his maternal grandparents, the late Gerard and Mary Ellen Higgins of Braintree MA. She is the beloved niece and cousin of the Fitzgerald, Gardner and D’Apices of Braintree & Weymouth, the Zampis of Norton, Belchertown and Springfield MA, the Paliulis of South Windsor and Cheshire CT, and the Higgins and Scarboroughs of Dallas- Fort Worth TX and Stacks of San Francisco CA. She remains in the hearts of her loving and devoted boyfriend Adam Lorden of Pepperell MA and many extended family members, friends, neighbors, classmates, teachers, team members and dance partners.

A Christian Burial Mass will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford, NH. Interment will be held in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery, Brookline, NH. His family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the TJ Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Townsend, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Abigail Sarom Fitzgerald Memorial Fund for Cambodia established by United Way of Greater Nashua. Donations will be used to support women’s empowerment, maternal and child health and safety, environmental protection and sustainable and equitable communities through the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation and other worthy causes. United Way will not take a fee to administer the fund and 100% of the fund will go to projects in Cambodia that were important to Abbie who was an inspiration to so many UWGN staff and volunteers. Donations can be made online at: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/lYrhqg indicating that the donation is intended to support the Abigail Fitzgerald Memorial Fund or by check payable to United Way of Greater Nashua with “Abigail Fitzgerald” in the signature line. Address 20 Broad Street, Nashua, NH 03064.


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