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Official Obituary of: Francis F. Fish 07/01/2018

Francis F. Fish 07/01/2018

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Francis F. Fish, 95, a longtime resident of North Attleboro, MA,  died Sunday, July 1, 2018,  at St. Antoine’s Residence in North Smithfield, RI.  He was the husband of the late Doris (Gauthier) Fish,  who died in 2000,  and the late Nancy (McWatters) Barteau Fish,  who died in 2012.

Born September 13, 1922 in Attleboro, MA,  he was a son of the late Walter Lyman and Hettie (Charlwood) Fish.

Francis was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and served in a field hospital for the 94th Pacific Coast Artillery District stationed at Iwo Jima and Saipan.

He worked as a journeyman lace weaver for Old Town Lace, Bates Lace and County Lace located in North Attleboro then became an electronics assembler for the Northrop-Grumman Corporation, in Norwood, MA, retiring in 1990.

He had a wide variety of interests:   gardening, fishing, photography, bike-riding, Audubon Society, Patriots, Red Sox and travel.  A member of Grace Episcopal Church for over 60 years.

Francis was a devoted family man.  He loved life and people.  He never complained and did his job with a smile.  His personal philosophy was to live life in moderation.  He left a trail of love and friendship for all to follow.

He is survived by two children: Barbara Rymarczyk and husband James of Austin, TX and Frederick C. Fish and wife Nancy of Cumberland, RI; a brother: Robert L. Fish of Warwick, RI; three grandchildren: David Fish, of North Providence, RI, Elizabeth Rymarczyk of Medway, MA and  Sharon Reiley and husband James of North Attleboro, MA and a great-granddaughter Paige Reiley of North Attleboro, MA.  He was brother to the late Walter L. Fish, Jr., Gerald Fish and May Fish

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. followed by burial with U.S. Army military honors at Newell Burying Ground in South Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Fish’s memory to Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.  To sign an online guestbook for Francis, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

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  • Fred,
    So long old friend…I have nothing but fond memories of our boyhood adventures together. I surely do miss the old gang from N. Attleboro. We did have some fun. Sorry to hear you moved to Heaven, but expect to see you there someday! (Maybe we can go fishing.) Your longtime friend, Bill 

  • Fred was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known.  He was a long-time friend of my parents, especially my mother, as they grew up together on Hoppin Hill.  I am so sorry to see him go. Barbara and Fred and family – you have my sincerest sympathy~~

  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your dad.  Sadly, I am out of town next week and not able to attend his memorial service.  I knew Fred through our friendship at Grace Episcopal Church, where he was an integral part of the Parish.  I remember fondly working with him at our annual church fairs many years ago, working at the plant table and seeing the pride he took in his beautiful violets.  My favorite memory is of the Veteran’s Day service where we honored Fred and his service to his country.  He truly was a beloved senior saint, and I will miss him.  

  • My Deepest Sympathy to Fred & Nancy and the rest of the Fish family, Your Dad lived life to the Fullest while living at The Lighthouse at Lincoln. His smile would light up a room, helpful & caring heart, his knowing all the words to every song from the past blew me away. Standing in front of a group to sing Chattanooga Choo Choo was Amazing, knowing every word! I actually learned the song from him! I’m so Honored to have had a chance to get to you Fred and his family. RIP my sweet friend, rest in the arms of Jesus…you’ve lived a long Full life and now your Heavenly Father is calling you home to rest in Him. I will miss you but one day meet again!! 

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  1. My Deepest Sympathy to Fred & Nancy and the rest of the Fish family, Your Dad lived life to the Fullest while living at The Lighthouse at Lincoln. His smile would light up a room, helpful & caring heart, his knowing all the words to every song from the past blew me away. Standing in front of a group to sing Chattanooga Choo Choo was Amazing, knowing every word! I actually learned the song from him! I’m so Honored to have had a chance to get to you Fred and his family. RIP my sweet friend, rest in the arms of Jesus…you’ve lived a long Full life and now your Heavenly Father is calling you home to rest in Him. I will miss you but one day meet again!! 

  2. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your dad.  Sadly, I am out of town next week and not able to attend his memorial service.  I knew Fred through our friendship at Grace Episcopal Church, where he was an integral part of the Parish.  I remember fondly working with him at our annual church fairs many years ago, working at the plant table and seeing the pride he took in his beautiful violets.  My favorite memory is of the Veteran’s Day service where we honored Fred and his service to his country.  He truly was a beloved senior saint, and I will miss him.  

  3. Fred was one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known.  He was a long-time friend of my parents, especially my mother, as they grew up together on Hoppin Hill.  I am so sorry to see him go. Barbara and Fred and family – you have my sincerest sympathy~~

  4. Fred,
    So long old friend…I have nothing but fond memories of our boyhood adventures together. I surely do miss the old gang from N. Attleboro. We did have some fun. Sorry to hear you moved to Heaven, but expect to see you there someday! (Maybe we can go fishing.) Your longtime friend, Bill 

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