George A. Fischer
1932 - 2017
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George A. Fischer, widower of Phyllis Fischer and husband of Carol Fischer passed away from cancer on July 16, 2017.He is survived by his sister Maria Theodoseau, brother Roger Fischer, his six children Joseph, Jean, Ellen, Valery, George and Polly, eleven grandchildren, six step-children Garrett, Beth, Lisa, Susan, Neil and Christi and twelve step-grandchildren. He was born April 11, 1932 in New York City, attended Cooper Union, worked as a mechanical engineer for General Electric in Schenectady, NY and Lynn, MA for 40 years, then continued with Belcan Engineering until recently.He was active with St Marys Church in Georgetown and Rowley, Friends of the Boxford Library, BTA/BOLT, the Kelsey Arboretum, the Boy Scouts, the Boxford Historical Society and Habitat for Humanity. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 22nd at 11AM in St. Mary's Parish, Georgetown. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Visiting with the family will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 in the Conte-Giamberardino Family Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit

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Published in The Tri-Town Transcript - Boxford from Jul. 18 to Jul. 28, 2017.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Parish
Harmony Cemetery
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July 18, 2018
I didn't know George Fischer but he left us a wonderful gift. His daughter, Jean, is a blessing to our family and a credit to her parents.
Sue Nielsen
July 27, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4
July 21, 2017
My brother George holding me on our second floor porch at our home in Jamaica, NY. About 1947
Roger Fischer
July 20, 2017
My brother George was a natural teacher.

I recall that when I was young he thought me many things, but the most valuable was to be inquisitive: find out how it works. That served me well through my life.

Smaller memories are of him teaching me to tie knots (from his Boy Scout knot board), using a camera, and how to operate a carbide lantern (which he used while spelunking.

I am happy that we re-connected in later life when my wife and I traveled to visit our relatives, especially George's children.
Roger Fischer
July 20, 2017
George was one of the most upbeat and positive people I have ever met. His enthusiasm was infectious. Carol he will be greatly missed. My prayers to all of you.
Debi Wilson
July 18, 2017
Dear Fischers, I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing. I remember him fondly (and still turn off the radio whenever I shut off the car, to save the battery -- his advice, I believe). I just happened to make a rare visit to the Tri-Town Transcript online and saw the obituary. My best to all of you, Mary Flaherty-Lee, formerly of Topsfield, now in Albany, CA.
Mary Flaherty
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