Anabel (Elizabeth) Fisher, 85, passed away peacefully at home in Orange, CT on January 25, with her family by her side, after a long struggle with COPD.
She was born to Mary Edna (Burniston) and David Christie Ritchie in Montreal, Quebec on November 27, 1927.
She is predeceased by all of her adored siblings: Don, Mary, and Jack. Anabel is survived by her loving husband, James Fisher, whom she married in 1952. They enjoyed 60 years together raising their four children David, Andrea, and Christie Fisher, and Rebecca (Andrew) Kieran.
In addition to her children, Anabel is survived by four grandchildren: Dianna, David James (DJ), and Michael Fisher and Haley Pierson; two great-grandchildren: Sarah and Adam; her sister-in-law, Rosemary Ritchie and many nieces and nephews.
Having lived happily in Orange since 1963, Anabel and Jim owned and operated the Wine Well Chiller Company in Milford for 40 years. As President, Anabel was tireless and worked full-time until she was 83, when she and Jim sold the company to dear family friend Tyrone Petr.
Known to her family as Auntie Ernestine and Ammobel, she was the queen of mixed metaphors, delighting us with her mix-ups. One example is: “Don’t hold your fingers!” (a combination of “Don’t hold your breath!” and “Cross your fingers!”). Probably her most famous line was, “I’m as healthy as a clam!” Lucky for us, she was always as happy as a clam.
Although she was an atheist, she loved nothing more than celebrating holidays with her family. The consummate devoted mother, she would do anything for her children, and the feeling was returned in clubs!
Anabel and her family send heartfelt thanks to Drs. Kevin Twohig, Arthur Seltzer and P.A. Natalie Ramadon-Unger for the excellent care she received from them. We are very grateful to Dr. Twohig especially for his warmth, humor and follow-up – Anabel adored him. We hope that Anabel is now having a drink by the pool with her best friend and sister, Mary Boyd (or on the float at Keats Island).
Friends and neighbors may stop by the family home on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. for a celebration of Anabel’s life. Anyone who wishes to share a cherished memory or condolence may do so at: email@example.com.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Cancer Society .
— NH Register