Joseph G. Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
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Joseph Fitzgerald grew up in Joliet, Illinois, then moved to California in 1984 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. While at Depauw, Joe was a two-sport athlete, playing football and baseball. He started his business career in sales with the Gallo Wine Company in Los Angeles and in the commercial real estate business as a broker. In 1992, Joe joined O'Connor Mortuary after spending seven years in the commercial real estate business. When he started, his primary responsibilities were serving as a funeral director and assisting families with arranging and directing their funeral arrangements. He is now the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of the business, and Chief Executive Officer.
As a member of the O'Connor family through his marriage to Kathryn, Joe is proud and honored to carry out the family's tradition of personal family service within the community. Joe and Kathryn have three children who keep them very busy. When Joe is not at one of his children's sporting events, he enjoys staying active mountain biking and running. He is also a member of the Monarch Beach Rotary Club and was a past president of the Laguna Hills Club.