Sarah J. Fisher
May 19, 1922 – January 7, 2020
Sarah J. Fisher of Syosset, New York on January 7, 2020. Beloved wife of the late William E., Jr. Loving mother of Mary-Christy Fisher ( Harold H. Koh) , Jane J. Fisher( Pier Consagra) and William E. III (Marian J. Morrill). Cherished grandmother of Emily, William, Sarah, Lucy and Abigail. Devoted sister of the late Mary O'Hagan.
Sarah, known to friends as Sally, was a lifelong resident of Syosset, NY, where she was born. She was an active member of the community – including as a supportive member of St. Edward Confessor parish and of the local schools. An artist - and art student - since her teens, she was an enthusiastic member of the Suburban Art League. Sally was an avid gardener and a longtime member of the Matinecock Garden Club.
Sally began her education at Syosset’s one-room schoolhouse known as Miss Fish’s School. She was a graduate of St. Dominic High School and The College of New Rochelle. She also attended Columbia University as part of her work as a graphic artist and draftsman for Grumman Corporation during WWII. After the war she worked for American Car and Foundry before settling into her position as a stylist at Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.
Friends and acquaintances frequently remarked on Sally’s welcoming spirit, and her innate ability to make everyone feel special.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Edward Confessor RC Church, 205 Jackson Ave., Syosset NY.
- Saint Edward the Confessor RC Church
- Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
- Funeral Mass Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Burial to follow Saturday, January 11, 2020
Sarah J. Fisher
January 20, 2020
I was sitting in my kitchen in Greensboro NC with my daughter Diane and reminiscing about our years living in Old Oak Court in Syosset, Long Island. We were looking at a much-loved picture Sally Fisher had painted of our home as a gift when we moved to NJ in 1970. She had carefully depicted each of my seven children, right up to my only son peeking from the leafy branches of a huge maple tree that stood up high behind our house. We both wondered how Sally and her family were doing and on checking online we learned of Sally’s recent death. Her loss opened up my mind to so many memories of Sally and of what a wonderful friend she was during those years when we were raising our children. I will let my children know that “Mrs. Fisher” whom they all knew and loved has died - and that will open up all sorts of conversations on our shared memories of our friend. We will also be thinking of her children, and we know that their own memories of their mother will help so much during this time of grief.
January 14, 2020
We can back from Jones beach and said hello to Mrs Fisher who was the most consistently upbeat person I ever knew. She said " oh boys, you're a little sunburned". I had never heard anything remotely negative from Mrs Fisher. I looked in the downstairs bathroom mirror. Uh-oh. We had grabbed janes suntan oil, not lotion and cooked ourselves into human lobsters. Worst sunburn ever.
What a lovely lady. Sorry for your loss.