William Mark Fisk
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FARMINGTON - William Mark Fisk, 81 of Farmington died Monday October 28, 2013. He was born in Exeter December 28, 1931 the son of George Frank and Beulah (McLane) Fisk. Mr. Fisk was a graduate of Dover High School, class of 1950.
Following high school he attended the University of New Hampshire at the Thompson School of Applied Science majoring in Dairy Science. He was also enlisted with the National Guard at the time. Mr. Fisk later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service in Korea, Mr. Fisk was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart.
He returned to the University of New Hampshire following the war to complete his degree in 1955 and shortly thereafter began his successful career in farm management. Mr. Fisk managed Yasgur Farms, a dairy farm located in Bethel, New York which was the venue of the Woodstock Rock Festival in 1969. He loved to share stories and had a gift for gabbing.
Mr. Fisk was passionate about baseball and was an integral part of the planning and development of the Monsignor Gilles Simard Babe Ruth baseball field located in Rochester. He continued to coach for many years and brought a team to the New Hampshire State Championship in 1979. He continued his love of the game right up to his passing with the sounds of the Red Sox in the background battling it out to win the critical game 5 of this year's world series.
Mr. Fisk also had a love for flowers and gardening. He created a landscape company which enabled him to share his talents and passion by crafting beautiful yards for many local residents. He retired in 2000.
Members of his family include his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Richardson Fisk of Farmington, four children, Deborah Conroy and her husband, Robert of Dover, Douglas Fisk and his wife, Johanna of Farmington, Diane Lombardo and her husband, Thomas of Crofton, Maryland, Donna White and her husband, Darrell of Dublin; nine grandchildren, Brett, Brooke, Casey and Rachel Conroy of Dover, Jennifer Fisk of Rochester, Alyson and Elizabeth Lombardo of Maryland, and Douglas and Nicholas White of Dublin, sister-in-law, Frances Fisk of Stratham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs, Charlotte and Emmy, who provided him with many years of love and companionship.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Robert Fisk.
The funeral will be Saturday November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Advent Christian Church, 24 Eastern Avenue, Rochester, New Hampshire. Relatives and friends may visit at the church from 10 to 11 as well as after the service during the reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Cornerstone VNA Hospice, 178 Farmington Road, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867.
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Published in Fosters from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2013