June 27, 1935 – October 10, 2020
Shirley (Andersen) Fisher, 85, of Centerville, MA passed away peacefully at Bourne Manor on Saturday, October 10, 2020. She was the loving wife of 21 years to Peter L. Fisher.
Shirley was a lifetime Cape Codder, born and raised in Barnstable; she was the only child of the late Gene and Martha (Gibbs) Andersen. In addition to her husband Peter, she is survived by her stepchildren Thomas Fisher of Portland, OR and David Fisher of Hawaii; her step-grandchildren Kaeden Cedar Fisher Neary, Kuaho Fisher, Alden Fisher and Kendal Fisher; and her cousins Linda (Ted) Tedeschi of Sandwich, MA Bill Wilson or East Haven, CT and Carolyn Vail of Foxborough, MA.
Shirley was a graduate of Tufts University and earned her PhD at the University of Maryland. She would become the Dean of Students for Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, MD and Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT.
Shirley was always supportive of individuals who followed their own goals and dreams. She had a deep environmental ethic, a passion for wild and domestic animals and admiration for all forms of art. She enjoyed ‘50’s music.
Shirley was also supportive of the community. She followed and supported activities and sports at Barnstable High School and her fondest memories are as a cheerleader of the Red Raiders 1952 undefeated football team. She was an active contributor to local civic organizations such as the Centerville Historical Society and Centerville Public Library.
Graveside services will take place at Beechwood Cemetery (on the corner of Old Stage Road and Route 28) under the direction of Doane, Beal & Ames in Hyannis on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers and in support of Shirley’s wishes memorial contributions may be made to The Barnstable Land Trust, 1540 Main St., W. Barnstable, MA 02668 or a charity of your choice. For online condolences or to share a memory visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.
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