Helen E. Fisher



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Greece: Peacefully went home to the Lord, Sunday, June 28, 2009 at age 90. Predeceased by her husband, Ralph W. Fisher. Survived by her son, Jeffery Fisher; daughter Elaine VanAtta (Roy Simmons); sisters, Italina “Dolly” Madison, Yolanda (Lou) Pascuzzi; brother, Rick (Natalie) Cerasani; grandchildren, Krystle VanAtta, Theresa (Nate) Wasson, Christopher (Kayla) Fisher, Allie Fisher; great-grandson, Connor Fisher; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was a God gifted artist and gardener. She was a longtime Greece resident. The family would like to express a special thank you to her extended family, staff and caregivers at the Brightionian Nursing Home Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 11AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Happy Tails Animal Shelter, 2976 County Rd. 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or c/o Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, please make checks payable to the Seneca Park Zoo in her memory.


  1. Lynn, Phil & Chelsey Cole on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jeff, Theresa, Chris & Allie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. With our deepest sympathies and hugs, The Coles

  2. Richard & Gail Fisher on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jeffery, Elaine and Families, Gail and I send our prayers and sympathy at this diffucult time. I am confident Aunt Helen is at peace, with God and enjoying her just rewards for all the good she has done in her life. I have wonderful memories of happy times on Ridgecrest Rd. as our family gathered for the holidays. Your mother always had a warm hug and kind, loving words to encourage us nieces and nephews. I won’t forget her cocker spaniels, green thumb and beautiful paintings. God Bless, Richard and Gail Fisher

  3. Barry&MarieBalch on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Helen was such a peach. She loved taking care of her garden which was quite beautiful. Helen was almost always in a happy mood whenever we had the pleasure to see her. She loved her beloved dogs Scruffy and Angel. We will miss her greatly. She was a joy to know. Rest in peace, sweet Helen.

  4. Patrick Quinn on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jeff & Family, The Quinn family sends our prayers & our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God give your mother peace and may her love for all of you continue to be a source of inspiration throughout your life. God bless, Pat

  5. John Hastings on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jeff, I am very sorry for your loss.

  6. Michele Thompson on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Nothing words can say, nothing a friend could do could make up for the passing of one so dear to you— But it may bring some measure of comfort and relief to know that sympathetic thoughts are with you in your grief. With sympathy and friendship Michele and Jordan Thompson & (Bailey)

  7. Don, Barb, Chuck, Keith, Jennifer and Nick on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Your Mom was called a mouse, because she sat in a chair and was not able to visit her future mother-in-law sitting across the room. If I were there I would have asked to Tennyson’s ‘Crossing the Bar. It’s relates to fishermen going out to sea and when they returned, they knew that if they crossed the bar that would be safe from the storms that came up in life. Helen has crossed the bar and is home. and safe. You two now carry on in the faith of your mom and dad and I think it is in good hands. I will tell you some of the things she told me. She was a wonderful person to never hurt anyone – they call these people Christians. Love and best wishes from the best of all Fisher families on Robert Evans Dr., here in Fairfax, VA. Uncle Don, Aunt Barb, Chuck, Keith, Jen and Nick.

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