Carole Ann Fisher

13 juin 194014 novembre 2020

Carole Ann (Hongisto) Fisher, 80, a longtime resident of Keene and formerly of Winchester, passed away at Cheshire Medical Center after a short period of declining health on November 14, 2020. Carole was born June 13, 1940, in Fitzwilliam, NH, to Eino and Gertrude (Luopa) Hongisto. She attended elementary school in Fitzwilliam and Keene High School, graduating in 1958. She married Carl Fisher Jr. in 1962.

Carole worked for Peerless Insurance, became a homemaker and was later employed by Cheshire Medical Center as a phone operator for 24 years before retiring in 2015.

Carole took pride in her 100% Finnish ancestry, once traveling to Finland with some of her family, and attended several Finnish Festivals. She thoroughly enjoyed cruises and traveled with a number of family members to many Caribbean islands as well as to Alaska and took many road trips exploring New England, especially Maine.

She was known to be a fierce competitor when playing cards and board games and also loved to complete crossword and sudoku puzzles along with jigsaw puzzles. Carole was an avid fan of the NE Patriots and the Boston Red Sox, especially area native Carlton Fisk. She participated in a bowling league for many years and played softball in her earlier years.

In addition to her parents, Carole was predeceased by her husband, a great-niece, Kimberly Roberts, and great-nephew, Joshua Savyon.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Fisher, of Salt Lake City, Utah; siblings Eleanor Lord and her husband, Wesley, North Reading, MA; Karen Kendall, Hutchinson Island, FL; Keith Hongisto and his wife, Susan Johnson, Beaver Falls, PA; and Brad Hongisto and his wife, Martha, Keene, NH. In addition, she leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many cousins.

In keeping with Carole’s wishes, private services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fitzwilliam.


  • Funeral Services Will Be Private


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Eleanor Lord

décembre 1, 2020

So many memories, and right now they all bring a tear. We were the three musketeers and had so much fun; also part of the gang of four. Rockwood and Bowkerville ponds, bikes, that car, picnics, games, family trips, Miss you. With love, your older sister Eleanor

Martha Hongisto

décembre 1, 2020

Brad and I have many fond memories of Carole. Her competitiveness in playing games - but the pleasure she brought when playing! Carole was generous and thoughtful. She always remembered family members with cards. We will truly miss her smile and her laughter and the joy at all our family gatherings. Rest in peace, dear Carole.
With love, Brad and Martha

Karen Kendall

novembre 30, 2020

I will always remember my sister, Carole, as a truly loving and generous person. My children and I will never forget the wonderful and happy times that we have spent with her. It saddens me to think that we will not be going on any more trips or doing things together, but she will always be in my heart. She made life so much more enjoyable. Lovingly, Karen