Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.




I am sorry to say my father passed away. I am very thankful that the people who loved him most were with him. It was a wonderful loving end to a very special man.





Charles Stillman Fitch

Birth & Death Dates:
11/5/1932 - 5/2/2010
Obituary:
Charles Stillman Fitch, 77, beloved husband of Constance Elsie (Petterson) Fitch died May 2nd at his home in Ayer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 5, 1932, a son of the late Andrew C. Fitch and Edith G. (Cambridge) Fitch. He was a graduate of the New England Institute, Class of 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953 as an Airman in the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of the H.L. Farmer Funeral Home in Ayer for twenty-five years and was affiliated with the Healy Funeral Home for the past twenty years. An avid sportsman, he was a member of the Townsend Sportsmen’s Club and Past President of the Ayer Rod and Gun Club. Always active in the community, Charlie was a member of the Fitchburg-Leominster Shrine Club, Norbeagro Encampment #70, the Boylston Lodge AF & AM, the Caleb Butler Lodge AF & AM, Lowell Lodge of Perfection, Lowell Council Prince of Jerusalem, Mt. Calvery Rose Croix, Mass Consistory 32 Degree, Aleppo Temple, Boston, W.P. Ida McKinley Chapter #86 O.E.S. Master, Ayer Grange #200, Fredonian Lodge IOOF, and the Mary A. Livermore Rebekah Lodge. An antique car aficionado, he was a member of the Yankee Ingenue”T”s of Townsend, MA. Besides his wife of 53 years, Charlie is survived by his daughters; Mrs. Heidi Ferguson and her husband Harold of Hanover, ME, Ms Connie MacKinnon of Ayer, MA, Mrs. Audrey Hanna and her husband Robert of Ashby, MA, eight grandchildren; Elisabeth Ferguson of Houston, TX, Daniel Ferguson of Auburn, ME, Angela, Andrew and Amanda MacKinnon of Ayer, MA and Allison, Robert and Matthew Hanna of Ashby, MA, a sister, Mrs. Betty Pletschke of Leominster, and a brother John C, Fitch of Farmington, N.H. He was the brother of George A. Fitch and Richard W. Fitch, who pre-deceased him.
Visitations:
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 6th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Healy Funeral Home.
Services:
His funeral service will take place Friday, May 7th at the Healy Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials:
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice, 2 Shaker Rd. Suite D225, Shirley, MA 01464-2525.

17 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! I know this must be a very difficult time for you and your entire family, but know there are so many people thinking of you and praying for you. May the many fond memories you have of your dad bring you peace in this difficult time.

    ~Dan~

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  2. I sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like a great man! Hang in there!

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  3. So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

    Brenda

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  4. Sending love, hugs and prayers your way! We'll have that special day out soon!!

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  5. I'm so very sorry Audrey-I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    ((hugs))

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  7. God bless you and your family.

    Lynne
    dlynne172@yahoo.com

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  8. Audrey, although we haven't met I feel those kindred spirits through your blog and through Linda. My heart and prayers go out to you and your pecious family today!! May God give you the strength to carry on in the days ahead as you adjust to your loss.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Sherrie, S.C.

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  9. Audrey, I am sorry for your loss. My parents past away too and I know that this will be a hard and difficult time for you and your family. I will be thinking and praying for you.Hugs,Evelyn

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  10. Audrey, We're keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.~"Keep the Faith~Time is a Healer"~

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  11. Audrey, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Hugs, Karen

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  12. Hugs and prayers go out to you Audrey!

    carey

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be facing the same thing soon. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that many are thinking of you and praying for all of you.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful person. God Bless you and your family.

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  15. I am praying for you and the family, hold on to the great memories you have with your Dad!
    God Bless friend,
    Hugs,
    Tricia

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family at this time... My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time.... God Bless...

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  17. Hi Audrey, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I knew you when you were a cute little blonde baby sister. Your oldest sister, Heidi, was my best friend. I googled her name to try to catch up with her and found this blog. What a bittersweet revelation. The last time I caught up with Heidi, your parents had retired to the cottage on the lake. Goodness, how life flies by! Wishing you and your family the best, Vivian

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