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 Joseph Arthur “Joe” Fisher

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Joseph Arthur “Joe” Fisher

Birth
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death
8 Nov 2001 (aged 72)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial
South Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
115882673 View Source

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BURLINGTON, VT. -- Joseph "Joe" Arthur Fisher, age 72, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on November 8th 2001 at his home.

He was born on September 18th 1929 in Burlington, Vt., the oldest of 14 children of Arthur Joseph and Marie (Bourassa) Fisher of Decatur Street.

He attended Nazareth School and was an altar server at St. Joseph's Church in Burlington, Vt. Joe was also a Boy Scout and loved the summers at scout camp on the lake. He was a cheerleader at Cathedral High School and graduated in 1948. During high school, he worked at Verret's store.

He attended Notre Dame Seminary College and Burlington Business College.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1949, trained at Great Lakes and was stationed in Pensacola, Fla., where he served as Storekeeper.

He married Marguerite "Peg" Anita Carvey of Hydeville, Vt. on August 14th 1954 at the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Fair Haven, Vermont. They celebrated 47 years and had four children together:

Arthur "Jay" Joseph Fisher - DOB 06/14/1955
Deborah Anne Fisher - DOB 06/30/1957 - DOD 12/13/1967
Laurie Jean (Fisher) Dykes - DOB 07/07/1958
Kim Marie Fisher - DOB 12/06/1961

His professional career started when he followed his father in 1953, working as a Supervisor with National Biscuit Company located on Rose Street in Burlington, Vt., distributing Millbrook bread throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire.

In 1967, he changed careers and became a Registered Representative with The Prudential Insurance Company. Joe loved his job handling the insurance and investment needs of his many clients. Over his 25-year career with The Prudential, he established many long-lasting friendships. He believed in personal service and honest dealings.

During his distinguished career, he earned many awards, including a national quality award, and was a three-time regional conference qualifier. He retired from The Prudential in 1991 and for years following was called on by his clients for his advice on their financial matters.

Joe was also a Principal Owner in Champlain Valley Pools, selling and personally installing them. The "Pool Man," as he was known to many, continued selling and servicing on his own until this last summer season. He really enjoyed this time with people and was always on the go.

Besides installing pools, he was a natural Carpenter; he loved to build. If there was a project in the neighborhood, he wanted to help. He was on the site every day of the Southern Connector project, whose construction he videotaped in its entirety. He built additions and remodeled homes for family and friends, many times refusing payment. He believed in business on a handshake. He was proud that he arranged the construction of his own home on his word, sealed with a handshake, with Andre Thibault.

Joe was an athletic man who didn't look his age. As a young man, he loved to water ski, ice skate on the lake and hike. He trekked with his family up Mount Washington and all the trails on Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump. In the winter, he crosscountry skied and was a winner in the Stowe Derby for the "Over 60" aged skiers. In his later years, Joe worked out and ran daily, and ran in local 5K races regularly with his daughters and grandchildren.

Joe loved trains. For Christmas, his wife Peg gave him an H 0 gauge train set and the hobby took off. Many children came to see his layouts. His grandchildren spent many happy hours playing trains at Grandpa's house and developed their own interest in trains. Joe went to shows and traveled the country chasing and photographing trains. His hobby grew to a passion and more than a part-time job. Joe was a conductor on the Lamoille Valley Railroad for many years, taking tickets, narrating the tour, dancing in the aisle, painting and repairing the cars, and clearing brush on the track. He was also a conductor and handled daily cash operations on the Champlain Flyer.

Joe was an ambassador for Operation Lifesaver. He spoke and showed safety videotapes to schoolchildren in Vermont and New York. He also served as a commissioner with the CCTA. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. and past member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe was a long time member of the St. Anthony choir and was the former director of the St. Anthony folk group.

He was predeceased by his parents, one daughter; Deborah Anne Fisher in 1967, one sister; Janice Canole, and his closest lifelong friend and cousin; Paul "Kingfish" Fisher.

Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home Inc. South Chapel on 261 Shelburne Road in Burlington, Vt.

Graveside committal services will follow at the Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington, Vt.

SK2 US NAVY KOREA

BURLINGTON, VT. -- Joseph "Joe" Arthur Fisher, age 72, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on November 8th 2001 at his home.

He was born on September 18th 1929 in Burlington, Vt., the oldest of 14 children of Arthur Joseph and Marie (Bourassa) Fisher of Decatur Street.

He attended Nazareth School and was an altar server at St. Joseph's Church in Burlington, Vt. Joe was also a Boy Scout and loved the summers at scout camp on the lake. He was a cheerleader at Cathedral High School and graduated in 1948. During high school, he worked at Verret's store.

He attended Notre Dame Seminary College and Burlington Business College.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1949, trained at Great Lakes and was stationed in Pensacola, Fla., where he served as Storekeeper.

He married Marguerite "Peg" Anita Carvey of Hydeville, Vt. on August 14th 1954 at the Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Fair Haven, Vermont. They celebrated 47 years and had four children together:

Arthur "Jay" Joseph Fisher - DOB 06/14/1955
Deborah Anne Fisher - DOB 06/30/1957 - DOD 12/13/1967
Laurie Jean (Fisher) Dykes - DOB 07/07/1958
Kim Marie Fisher - DOB 12/06/1961

His professional career started when he followed his father in 1953, working as a Supervisor with National Biscuit Company located on Rose Street in Burlington, Vt., distributing Millbrook bread throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire.

In 1967, he changed careers and became a Registered Representative with The Prudential Insurance Company. Joe loved his job handling the insurance and investment needs of his many clients. Over his 25-year career with The Prudential, he established many long-lasting friendships. He believed in personal service and honest dealings.

During his distinguished career, he earned many awards, including a national quality award, and was a three-time regional conference qualifier. He retired from The Prudential in 1991 and for years following was called on by his clients for his advice on their financial matters.

Joe was also a Principal Owner in Champlain Valley Pools, selling and personally installing them. The "Pool Man," as he was known to many, continued selling and servicing on his own until this last summer season. He really enjoyed this time with people and was always on the go.

Besides installing pools, he was a natural Carpenter; he loved to build. If there was a project in the neighborhood, he wanted to help. He was on the site every day of the Southern Connector project, whose construction he videotaped in its entirety. He built additions and remodeled homes for family and friends, many times refusing payment. He believed in business on a handshake. He was proud that he arranged the construction of his own home on his word, sealed with a handshake, with Andre Thibault.

Joe was an athletic man who didn't look his age. As a young man, he loved to water ski, ice skate on the lake and hike. He trekked with his family up Mount Washington and all the trails on Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump. In the winter, he crosscountry skied and was a winner in the Stowe Derby for the "Over 60" aged skiers. In his later years, Joe worked out and ran daily, and ran in local 5K races regularly with his daughters and grandchildren.

Joe loved trains. For Christmas, his wife Peg gave him an H 0 gauge train set and the hobby took off. Many children came to see his layouts. His grandchildren spent many happy hours playing trains at Grandpa's house and developed their own interest in trains. Joe went to shows and traveled the country chasing and photographing trains. His hobby grew to a passion and more than a part-time job. Joe was a conductor on the Lamoille Valley Railroad for many years, taking tickets, narrating the tour, dancing in the aisle, painting and repairing the cars, and clearing brush on the track. He was also a conductor and handled daily cash operations on the Champlain Flyer.

Joe was an ambassador for Operation Lifesaver. He spoke and showed safety videotapes to schoolchildren in Vermont and New York. He also served as a commissioner with the CCTA. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. and past member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe was a long time member of the St. Anthony choir and was the former director of the St. Anthony folk group.

He was predeceased by his parents, one daughter; Deborah Anne Fisher in 1967, one sister; Janice Canole, and his closest lifelong friend and cousin; Paul "Kingfish" Fisher.

Arrangements by the Ready Funeral Home Inc. South Chapel on 261 Shelburne Road in Burlington, Vt.

Graveside committal services will follow at the Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington, Vt.


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