Mary Kay Cassidy Fisher, of Williamsburg, died Oct. 23, 2015, at the age of 92.
Mary was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. Her father worked for the H. J. Heinz Company. During the Depression, Mary went to live with a friend of her family, Leonne Dickinson, whom Mary calls Mom, and was raised by her on Harbison Street, a beautiful tree-lined street, on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Mary went to Oliver High School, where she met her future husband, James J. Fisher. They were married for 68 years.
Mary worked for a while at Bell Telephone. She made $15 per week and she gave half of it to her mom. After WWII, Mary’s husband went to work for Gulf Oil and their first child, Patricia, was born. Five years later, they moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where they had their sons, Barry James and Robert Arthur.
Mary was busy as a homemaker. She was a great cook and seamstress and loved to garden and read. She took up oil painting and showed a talent for it. Mary was member of St. Bede Catholic Church.
Mary and Jim also had two boys, Barry and Robert. Barry lives in Blanton, Pennsylvania and Robert is here in Williamsburg. “Grandma” will be missed by Jesse A. Bercowetz, Keely M. Fisher (Jason Mecca), Kiel Fisher (Keturah Fisher), Catrina S. Fisher and Cooper C. Fisher. Mom’s loving daughters-in-law, Wakaba Tasaka and Elke S. Fisher, will miss her. Darling Oliver J. Mecca was Mary’s first great-grandchild! Patricia, Barry and Robert will miss their mother.
Endless thanks to Spring Arbor, Grace Hospice and Mary’s personal caregivers.
A funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.
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