Whether it is her private practice or the valuable support groups that she facilitates for loss of spouse, parent, child or sibling, Lorraine Fitzgerald, LCSW, touches the lives of the bereaved by giving them the unique tools to deal with their grief and the gentle, steady encouragement that they can have a meaningful life again. Presenting workshops at our annual Bereavement Conference, she continues to reach out to grieving individuals and families. Firsthand, I know she is well loved and respected for her generous volunteer work with The Compassionate Friends of Rockville Centre, meeting and comforting newly bereaved parents at each of our monthly meetings.

Elaine E. Stillwell, MA, MS
Bereavement Coordinator, Diocese of Rockville Centre
Chapter Leader, The Compassionate Friends of Rockville Centre
Columnist, Grief Digest