Beatrice H. Fisher

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RAVENA Beatrice H. Fisher entered into eternal rest on March 4, 2004 to be with her Lord from Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Delmar. Beatrice was the beloved wife of Charles M. Fisher who predeceased her. Beatrice was born June 12, 1922 in Beals, Maine. She was raised in Albany where she graduated from Albany High and Mildred Elley Business School. She was employed by Normanskill Dairy and Fisher's Dairy as a bookkeeper. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family above all. Bea was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, Ravena where she had been treasurer for several of the church organizations for 25 years. She liked bowling, reading, walking, but most of all, giving joy to other people. Beatrice leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Charlene (Robert) Mueller of Alcove and Arlene Fisher of Albany; two sons, Neal (Diane) Fisher of Schenectady and Paul (Robyn) Fisher of Earlton; eight grandchildren, Jody (Bill) Fleming of Schenectady, Michael (Danielle) Fisher of Groton, Mass., Kenneth (Billie Jo) Mueller of Alcove, Maureen (Darryl) Houghtaling of Alcove, Claudine (Christopher) Hagen of Glenmont, Kyle, Devon and Sarah Fisher of Earlton; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Houghtaling, Kenneth and Amanda Mueller, Colin and Nathan Fisher and Kendall Fleming; along with a beloved niece, Linda Prosser of Port Orange, Fla.; a brother, Merton (Ruth) Norton of Schenectady; nieces, Diana (Gerald) Gordenier of Voorheesville, Nancy (Don) Furman of Malta and Sandra Moore of Greenville; cousin, Addie Alley of Maine; and several great-nieces and nephews; dear friend and neighbor, Pauline Mullen and a multitude of other family and friends. Beatrice was predeceased by not only her beloved husband Charlie Fisher, also a sister, Theresa Hardie, and parents, Captain and Lovina Norton. Many thanks to our loving home care givers, Sue, Lorna and Anne and all the staff at Good Samaritan, especially D Wing. The kindness of all will never be forgotten. There will be a special place in our hearts for Sue Collins, Valerie Strokes, Sue Mularky, Tammy Ryan, Linda, Marilyn, Ramesh, Kathy, Dawn and countless others whose names we never knew. Deepest gratitude to Sharon D'Ambrosio for her gentle guidance in our time of sorrow. There is also a heartfelt thanks to Community Hospice for all their devoted care and comfort to Beatrice and her family. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in Bea's memory to Arlene's home, ARC-Van Rensselaer House, 129 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany, NY 12204 or Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 7, 2004
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