Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point RD, Clearwater, FL


Carol Elizabeth Fisher

October 20, 1937March 22, 2020

Fisher, Carol Elizabeth Shipley 82 years, of Clearwater, died peacefully at Hospice on Sunday March 22, 2020. She was born October 20, 1937 in Tampa, FL to Joseph and Anna (Willis) Shipley. Carol was united in marriage Sept. 9, 1956 to William J. Fisher. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2000. They moved to Clearwater in 1960 from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. Survivors include her sister Joan Zacchini of Sarasota; and brother Joseph Shipley (Cissy) of Cocoa Beach; her sons William Fisher (Beth) of Clearwater, Bryan Fisher (Jean) of Clearwater; six amazing grandchildren, Danny Fisher, Bryan Jr Fisher (Maria), Jarrett Fisher (Katlin), Kristin O’Donnell (Ben), Stacey Fisher and Chad Fisher (Eva); as well as four wonderful great-grandchildren, Margaret and Amelia Fisher, Tyson and Owen O’Donnell. Grandma or GiGi as the grands knew her, deeply adored her family unconditionally. Carol was formerly employed at Cleveland Hassell Florist of Clearwater, and Allen’s Florist of Dunedin as a manager and Floral Designer. Her love of plants, flowers and nature continued throughout her lifetime. Carol volunteered at Clearwater For Youth during her son’s years of involvement, as well as Highland Nursing Home and served as President of the Belleair Elementary School PTA. There will be a Celebration of Life for Carol at a later date, along with a private gravesite burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The National Audubon Society, 410 Ware Blvd #702, Tampa, FL 33619, or the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home-Clearwater, FL 33759/Sylvanabbey.com


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Connie Miller

March 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Carol was a special person and a good neighbor. Will miss our chats we would have.

Karen Howey Schmidt for HHS Cl '56

March 26, 2020

Carol Shipley Fisher was a graduate of Hillsborough High Cl '56 in Tampa, FL. She was loved by so many. She was very active in a variety of causes at school. When we have had class reunions, she would make our table decorations and attended many of our class monthly luncheon get togethers. She kept up with her friends since childhood. She will definitely be missed by so many.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all her loved ones during this trying time in time in your lives. Just remember that as long as there is some one alive to call out her name, she will never truly die.
From Her Friends and Fellow Classmates of
Hillsborough High School Cl '56.

Judy Walters

March 26, 2020

What a tragic loss of a dear and loving soul. Carol was one of five comrades at Lutz Elementary School that included Nancy Gordon, Marie Vogel, Carol Menendez and me, and we went all the way through Hillsborough together with our little class of 30 graduates from Lutz Junior High.

One of the kindest and most caring people anyone could ever hope to know, Carol epitomizes the spirit of giving that makes losing her so difficult. What a trooper and determined gal! We will sorely miss her.