George A.'s Story

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George Fischer, beloved husband of Carol Fischer and widower of Phyllis Fischer, passed away from cancer on July 16, 2017.
He is survived by his sister, Maria Theodoseau; brother, Roger Fischer; six children, Joseph, Jean, Ellen, Valery, George, and Polly; 11 grandchildren; six step-children, Garrett, Beth, Lisa, Susan, Neil, and Christi; and 12 step-grandchildren.
He was born April 11, 1932 in New York, N.Y., graduated from Cooper Union in New York City, worked as a mechanical engineer for General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. and Lynn, Mass. for 40 years and then continued with Belcan Engineering until June, 2017. He loved learning and teaching; mentoring young engineers, judging science fairs, and speaking at high school engineering days.
George had a lifelong love of the outdoors, especially hiking, astronomy, and camping with the Boy Scouts. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout, became a Scout Leader while in college and continued to be active in scouting throughout his life as a Troop Leader, Explorer Post Leader, and Council Commissioner. George was elected as a Boxford Library Trustee after many years supporting the library through the Friends of the Boxford Library. He was also active in BTA/BOLT and the Kelsey Arboretum.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown and Rowley. He sang in the choir, was a lector and Eucharistic Minister, and served on numerous parish committees. He and Carol were Eucharistic Ministers at Anna Jaques Hospital. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling with Carol to visit relatives, U.S. national parks, Mexico, and Europe, including a trip to the Vatican.
George also supported the American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian Mountain Club, and Cooper Union.
He will be missed by his extended family, friends, and all the people whose lives he has touched.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte-Giamberardino Family Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St., Georgetown. His Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Andover Street, Georgetown. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  July 19, 2017
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