Cecil E. Fisk
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CHARLESTOWN -- Cecil E. Fisk, 97, of Elm Street died Jan. 13, 2011, at Springfield Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born March 3, 1913, to Sabin Ernest and Ethel Maude (Perry) Fisk.

He was a lifetime resident of Charlestown.

He married Leona E. Lundin May 24, 194, in Mankato, Minn., and moved into the Elm Street homestead where they lived together for more than 69 years.

He was a 1931 graduate of Charlestown High School and attended University of Vermont. He worked in sales for Joy Manufacturing Company for a short time, which is how he met his wife.

He then worked as a machinist at Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Company in Springfield, Vt., for 39 years before retiring in 1978.

He was an accomplished athlete. He played basketball and won the New Hampshire state tennis titles for both singles and doubles in tennis. He passed that athletic ability and strong work ethic on to his children, who have in turn passed it on to their children.

He attended hundreds of games to watch his children and grandchildren participate in various athletic events at all levels over the years. He continued to be an avid sports fan. In his later years, if there was a tennis match, a Red Sox, Patriots or Celtics game on television, it was likely that he would be watching.

He was a gentleman farmer with a green thumb who loved to see things grow. He maintained a prolific garden with all kinds of flowers, vegetables, berries and fruits, raised dairy and beef cattle, chickens and pigs which provided most of what was needed to feed the family while they were growing up. He was very interested in the weather and it was a favorite topic of conversation. He enjoyed music and loved to dance.

He was a humble man of his word, a man of strong principles with an uncompromising value system of right and wrong, believing there was no substitute for common sense and a practical approach to life. He had big strong hands and believed in the power of a firm handshake.

He has been active in Charlestown community over the years; serving as town and school moderator. He was a member of the Grange and an active member of the Charlestown Historical Society.

IN HIS LIFE: He was predeceased by his only sibling, Beulah Chase in 2001 and an infant daughter in 1943. Family members include his wife, Leona; children, Calvin S. and Elsa Fisk of Indianapolis, Ind., Carlton E. and Linda Fisk of Bradenton, Fla.; Cedric C. Fisk of Charlestown; Conrad A. and Linda Fisk of Keene; June F. and Bob Stacey of Hartland, Vt.; and Janet Fisk-Miller of Keene; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nephews, and cousins.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street, Charlestown.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Episcopal Church. A reception will follow.

Memorial donations may be made to Charlestown Historical Society, P.O. Box 159, Charlestown, 03603 or St. Luke Episcopal Church, Charlestown, 03603.

For more information visit www.stringerfh.com.




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Published in Union Leader on Jan. 17, 2011.
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February 2, 2011
I think all of us can say we can't believe he is gone. I thought he would live forever. I will miss him and I loved him very much. I can hear him saying "Hi Caulin!" I am very lucky to have enjoyed him as long as I did. There will be a void in Charlestown for a long time.
-Carlyn (Fisk) McAvoy oldest grandchild
Carlyn McAvoy
January 31, 2011
I was privileged to meet Cecil on several occasions while visiting my son, John Foster, kitty-corner back yard neighbor of Cecil and Leona. I thoroughly enjoyed those times with him; he was a fine gentleman and such an interesting person to talk with. I know that John and his family will miss him, as will I. My condolences to Leona and the entire family.
Phil Foster
January 30, 2011
My deepest condolences on your loss, from another life-long sports loving fan. May we all lead such a long and full life.
CMB, La Crescent, MN
C Stetzer
January 23, 2011
Our love and thoughts are with all of you. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor.
Heather Valentine
January 21, 2011
Dear Great Aunt Leona and 2nd cousin Calvin, Carlton, Cedric, Conrad, June and Janet,

Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. As saddened as I am by your loss, I am so grateful for all the richness Cecil brought into our lives. Cecil will be truly missed. I want our family to know how special my Great Uncle Cecil was to me. I know you and I haven't spent much time together, but I would love to share my early childhood memories with you. When you have some time, we can reminisce about all the great memories I have. I know you will appreciate them.

Much love,
Thomas C. Chase, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Chase
January 21, 2011
Dear Great Aunt Leona and 2nd cousin Calvin, Carlton, Cedric, Conrad, June and Janet,

Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace. Death leaves a heart-ache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. As saddened as I am by your loss, I am so grateful for all the richness Cecil brought into our lives. Cecil will be truly missed. I want our family to know how special my Great Uncle Cecil was to me. I know you and I haven't spent much time together, but I would love to share my early childhood memories with you. When you have some time, we can reminisce about all the great memories I have. I know you will appreciate them.

Much love,
Thomas C. Chase, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Chase
January 20, 2011
Mr. Fisk was always so gracious to Bill and me the few times we were with him. His loved ones are in our prayers at this time. God Bless!
Judy Harland
January 19, 2011
I will always remember Grandpa Fisk, he was a great man and a great inspiration, he will always be in my heart!
Liell Demyanovichy
January 19, 2011
We loved Cecil every time we met in Florida and N.H.... Such a presence he
had, and there is no prouder family than
his. Rest in Peace Cecil. You fought
the good fight, now relax in the arms of Our Lord........
Loraine and Norman Dunbar
January 19, 2011
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Elaine Sylvester
January 18, 2011
A remarkable man, an institution in Charlestown. He will be remembered by many. My condolences to his family and fond memories of going to the ball in Springfield in Calvin's pickup.
Betsey (Conant) Clark
January 18, 2011
All the love from your friends and family will help you through your grief and soon you will be able to enjoy the wonderful memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you always
Rhonda Gauthier
January 17, 2011
To the entire Fisk family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Chelly Downing
January 17, 2011
He certainly led a wonderful life.
John L.Williams
Sarasota,FL.
John Williams
January 17, 2011
Cecil will always be remembered as one of my best friends ever. I will miss him so very much!
Craig Rice
January 17, 2011
Condolences to all all of the Fisk family. My thoughts are with all of you during this sad time.
Peg Stacey
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