OBITUARY

Roland Edward Fisher Jr.

October 9, 1944May 31, 2021

Roland E. Fisher, Jr., 76, of East Hartford, loving husband of 52 years of Irene L. (Jeffrey) Fisher, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Hartford Hospital after a long illness. Born in Hartford on October 9, 1944, a son of the late Roland and Irene (Drown) Fisher, he had been a life-long resident of East Hartford. Roland was a graduate of East Hartford High School, class of 1963. Prior to his retirement, he was a machinist for many years in the Aerospace industry, retiring from Windsor Manufacturing Company. Roland was a member and past trustee of the former B.P.O.E. Lodge #2063 of East Hartford. A sports enthusiast, Roland was an avid fan of UConn basketball teams and of the New York Giants. He also liked to garden, fish, and vacation with his family. In addition to his beloved wife Irene, Roland is survived by two daughters, Amy Griskus and her husband Timothy of Enfield, Nicole M. Ganner of East Hartford; three adored grandchildren, Tyler and Aubrey Griskus, and Cole Ganner. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Luba (Letzuk) Jeffrey of East Hartford; a brother-in-law, James Jeffrey of Hutto, TX; two sisters-in-law, Frances Richardson and her husband Donald of Windsor, Maryann Vassar and her husband Thomas of Manchester; several nieces and great-nephews, a great-niece, and dear friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Mark A. Fisher of East Hartford; his father-in-law, James Jeffrey of East Hartford; and a brother-in-law, Donald Jeffrey of Hartford. Funeral service will be Saturday (June 5, 2021) at 11 am at the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Saturday morning (June 5th) from 9:30 – 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roland’s name may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

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