Loretta Blake Fish

May 10, 1940March 5, 2019

Loretta Blake Fish, 78, of Williamsburg, Virginia and Hutchinson Island, Florida passed away on March 5, 2019. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 10, 1940 to Walter Edward Blake and Catherine Harrington Blake, who predeceased her. Loretta is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Fish; daughter, Kathleen Mauk (Paul); sons, Edward Fish (Elizabeth) and James Fish (Wendi); her sister, Kathleen Grinter and brother, Walter Blake; her aunt, Rita Kampfman and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Loretta was also the very proud grandmother of Emily, Caroline, Caitlin, Daniel, Thomas, Eleanor and Anne.

Loretta grew up in Hartford and Niantic, Connecticut surrounded by her large extended family. She had many happy memories of spending time with family on her grandparent’s farm in Broad Brook and with her many friends in her beloved Black Point. Loretta was a competitive tennis player who became an avid golfer in her later years. She loved a good competition.

Loretta held a Master’s in Education and was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Joseph’s College and the University of Hartford. She was a high school history teacher at Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut and Sutherland High School in Pittsford, New York.

Services are planned for Tuesday, March 12 at 11am at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Loretta’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Loretta Blake Fish

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Jonathan Blake

March 8, 2019

Great memories of spending summers at Black Point with Aunt Retta, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grand Parents and friends!