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FISCHER, Irwin 78, formerly of Holliston, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at his home, after a long, courageous battle with illness. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, on July 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Freda (Shalek) Fischer. Irwin attended schools in Everett, Massachusetts, and was a graduate of Natick High School, Class of 1958. He went on to continue his education at Boston University where he received his master's in elementary education. After his schooling, he was a teacher in Sherborn, Massachusetts, where he taught for 38 years. After his retirement, he moved Plainfield, VT where he made his home. He enjoyed living in Vermont - his favorite pastimes were taking long walks through the woods, meditating and taking pictures. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fischer of Holliston; his children, William Fischer and his wife, Tess, of New York City, Sylvia Guthrie of Felton, Delaware, Robin Cahill of Holliston, Massachusetts, and Susan Fischer of Cambridge, Massachusetts; as well as four special grandchildren, Michael Guthrie, Amber Cahill, Kayla Guthrie and Ryan Cahill. He is also survived by one sister, Judith Goldstein and her husband, Joel, of York Beach, Maine, and two nephews, Benjamin Goldstein and Daniel Goldstein. To honor his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Contributions in Irwin's memory may be made to the National Life Cancer Treatment Center, c/o Central Vermont Medical Center, Box 547, Barre, VT 05641; or to a .

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 11, 2018
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