Obituary: Albert J. Fischer
Albert J. Fischer, 93, of Attleboro, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
Albert J. Fischer, 93, of Winthrop Drive, Attleboro died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Audrey Eileen (Ogilvie) Fischer to whom he was married on April 2, 1949 and who died on April 24, 2011.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on November 22, 1919, he was a son of the late Wilhelm J. and Maria (Klotz) Fischer. He was raised and educated in Attleboro where he was a member of the Class of 1937.
Mr. Fischer was proud to be a Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps having enlisted in 1943 and proudly served until 1946 when he was discharged following the World War II era with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in Hawaii with the 1500th unit of the Army Air Corps.
Mr. Fischer was employed as a chain mechanic having first been employed at Armbrust Chain Company in Providence prior to entering the service and following his military tenure he was employed by Clover Bead in Providence, Rhode Island and retired from the former Howard H. Sweet & Son in Attleboro as the plant manager following his employment from 1956 until his retirement in 1984.
Mr. Fischer resided in Attleboro until moving to Rehoboth where he resided for six years prior to returning to Attleboro in 1955.
He attended the First Baptist Church of Attleboro.
His favorite pastimes included being a member of an informal bridge club and a member of an informal supper club among friends. He and his late wife enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the Caribbean and dancing together.
In earlier years he was a Boy Scout leader affiliated with a troop at the Second Congregational Church, Attleboro.
In retirement, he enjoyed working with his hands creating birdhouses, bird feeders and wind chimes and enjoyed a game of golf two times each week.
Mr. Fischer had built a miniature chain machine that will be donated and displayed at the Attleboro Industrial Museum in the future.
However, his greatest accomplishment was the success of being a loving husband, father and, in more recent years, grandfather and great grandfather.
He leaves four children: Jay A. Fischer of Centerville; Mark D. Fischer and his wife, Lisa A. (Bagley) Fischer, of North Attleboro; Jill M. Baszner and her husband, Peter E. Baszner, of Whitinsville and Glenn G. Fischer of Attleboro; two grandchildren: Nathan M. Fischer of North Attleboro and Angela E. McBrine and her husband, Mark McBrine, of Attleboro; two great grandsons: Grant P. Fischer of Grafton and Patrick T. McBrine of Attleboro and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Barbara Corey and William Fischer.
Visitation has been respectfully omitted.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Cheryl Harris, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Attleboro, officiating.
Private burial will be in North Purchase Cemetery, Attleboro.
Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Attleboro, PO Box 4100, Attleboro, MA 02703.
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