Kate FitzGerald, 64, of Wayne, a teacher, died Monday, Aug. 4, of a brain tumor at her home.
Born in Dublin, she studied history and archaeology at University College Dublin.
Later, as a married mother juggling life as a student, Mrs. FitzGerald learned quickly that Ireland in the 1960s was hard for young families with little money. The family had to scrape to get by, and she used her ingenuity to create a suitable home, her family said.
The FitzGeralds moved among London, Nashville, Dublin, Philadelphia, and Rome.
The family finally settled in Wayne, where she began a career in education. First, she worked in the gardening program at the Shipley School, leading students to multiple awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show.