WINSTED >> Charles Arthur Fixer of Winsted, known as "Art" to many, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 1, 2013. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York on Feb. 1, 1933, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice (Ferris) Fixer.
Art grew up in New Hartford, attended St. Mary's School, New Hartford, and graduated from The Gilbert School in Winsted. He was a technician with Smith Corona for over 25 years and upon his retirement, owned and operated C & A Business Machines, West Hartford, for 21 years. Art was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Winsted and an active volunteer in his community. He volunteered in his parish Bingo program, as a church usher, and most recently he was active at the Winsted Auxiliary Thrift Shop. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #22, and a former Boy Scout Leader. Additionally, Art remained active helping out on his daughter's alpaca farm, doing yard work, and walking. He was an avid UCONN basketball fan and in the last couple of years would watch on TV
to see if he could catch a glimpse of his granddaughter playing in the UCONN pep band.
In addition to his wife, Art is survived by his six children, Cindy Fixer (Colebrook), Michael Fixer (Simsbury), Pamela (Jon) Stenman (Winchester), Steven Fixer (Torrington), Barbara (James) Aldridge (Windsor), and Allison (Scott) Wheeler (Barkhamsted). He is also survived by six grandchildren that he adored, Christine, Jessica, and Courtney Stenman and Macie, Evan, and Brody Wheeler. He will be greatly missed by his family and all those in the community who he came in contact with.
Friends may call on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main Street, Winsted from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral services will be held from Montano-Shea Funeral Home at 10 a.m. to St. Joseph's Church, Winsted for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony School, 55 Oak St., Winsted, CT 06098.
Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.