Judy Fitzgerald affectionately known as Limerick’s ‘Bikini Queen’ passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The Bikini queen who competed at the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion World Championships in 2022 has died as announced by family and loved ones across social media platforms on Monday, May 29.
Judy has had a glittering bikini modeling career – after being crowned Miss Bikini Ireland in 2014, she became affectionately known as Limerick’s ‘Bikini Queen’. She has modeled at New York Fashion Week and won four European titles from the National Irish Fitness Model Association in 2019.
After winning the title of Miss Bikini Ireland in 2014, Judy has enjoyed a successful career as a bikini model. Judy Fitzgerald, a nurse from Limerick and a professional fitness model, traveled to the United States to represent Ireland at the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion World Championships, which were held from August 10 to August 13 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada in the year 2022.
Judy will be sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Liam and Imelda, sister Lucy, brother William, brother-in-law Pedro, extended members of the Fitzgerald and Martin Families, and a large circle of friends.
Reposing this Wednesday evening, 31st May, at Cross’s Funeral Home, Lr. Gerald Griffin St., Limerick from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon in St Nessan’s Church, Raheen followed by burial in Castlemungret Cemetery. House strictly private.
Friends, family, and loved ones paid tributes to Judy across social following her passing;
Alan McGarry Love wrote, “Very sad to hear the passing of Judy Fitzgerald I’ve worked with Judy in the past and she was always so lovely and kind to me, and everyone around her. Such a beautiful soul who really was an absolute angel. Remembering all our partying days. My heart goes out to all of Judy’s family and close friends at this very difficult time. Judy may you get the best bed up there, until we meet again! RIP xx.”
Kerrie Gillespie a Facebook user said, “Absolutely heartbreaking to hear about the sudden passing of Judy Fitzgerald. Thoughts are prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Judy was an inspiration to me and women in Ireland and it was a pleasure to have known her. Rest in Peace Beautiful.”