The stars are twinkling brighter in the skies since the peaceful passing of Shirley Fisher in the early morning hours of Christmas Day 2010, after a long and valiant struggle with ovarian cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tracey Scharf, our office manager, insurance maven, life organizer, friend, and long time part of our extended family. We know your Mom will always be with you, as you were blessed with the extra years she lived a result of your love, those she loved, her bravery, positive attitude, and will to live. Our prayers are with you, your Dad, George, Hayden, Gary and family at this time, and forever.
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Eleanor "Shirley" Fisher of Deland, FL. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 25, 2010. She was born on April 8, 1944 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut to William J. and Eleanor (White) Balsewicz. She graduated from Somers High School in Somers, CT in 1964. She married her husband, C. George Fisher in 1967. They moved to Deland, FL in 1971 and raised their two daughters, Tracey and Lisa. Shirley loved being active and participated in many sports throughout the years including softball, tennis, and bowling.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Dennis. She is survived by her brother William "Billy" and her sisters Nancy Proulx and Judy Ramsey all of CT; her husband George, of 43 years, and their two daughters' Tracey (Gary) Scharf of DeLeon Springs, and Lisa (Bob) Carlisle of Groveland. Shirley was also the “coolest Grammy” to her four grandsons; Bobby, Alex & Thomas Carlisle and Hayden Scharf.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL. 32129. A celebration of her life will be held in April.
Photos: Shirley Fisher, Tracey Scharf with her Mom Shirley on her wedding day.