Harry C. Fleischer
1933 - 2017
C. Fleischer, a longtime resident of NH, passed away on Sat, Nov
4th, at the Grace House in Windham, NH. Harry was born in Port
Chester, NY, in 1933, the son of Harry E. and Helen (Koellisch)
Fleischer. After high school, Harry enlisted in the US
Navy, and served aboard the USS Forrest Royal during the Korean
War. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Port
Chester, worked locally and volunteered as a firefighter until
he took a position with the Charlestown Naval Shipyard in
Charlestown, MA. He went to college, attending Wentworth
Institute of Technology, as well as MIT. He went on to take a
position with the Department of Defense, working for the US Navy
as a Planner and Estimator of the ships weapons systems. He
retired in 1991.
In 1961, Harry married his sweetheart, Joyce M.
D’Ortona, in Revere. The two then settled down in Malden to
raise their family. Both Harry and Joyce became dedicated
member of St. Joseph’s Church in Malden. He was active with the
Men’s Club, serving 2 years as President, while she served as a
Eucharistic Minister. He was also active with a local bowling
league. They moved to Big Island Pond, NH, after his
retirement, and spent their winters in Florida. The two shared
56 years of marriage.
Harry was a member of the Hollywood Florida Moose
Lodge #919, and a member of the American Italian Club in
Hollywood, FL. He was an avid golfer, and was a regular at
Mount Hood in Melrose. He was also a dedicated fan of the
Boston Sports teams, especially the Patriots.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. (D’Ortona)
of NH, daughter, Susan M. Keefe and husband Patrick of NH, his
son, Scott C. Fleischer and wife Carolyn Bailey of Tewksbury,
his daughter in law, Susan Fleischer-Zeek of Methuen, his
brothers, John Fleischer of Leicester, William Fleischer of CT,
and his grandchildren, Jenelle Keefe, Patrick Keefe, Jr., and
Harry was preceded in death by his daughter,
Karen M. Fleischer, his sister, Delores “Sissy” Pauline, and his
brother, Charles Fleischer.
Funeral services will be held at the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden.
Visitation will be held on Tues, Nov 7th, from 4 - 8 PM. Funeral
services will be on Wednesday, November 8th, at 8 AM followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem
Street, Malden, at 9 AM. Interment to follow in Forest Dale
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made by mail in Harry's name to Compassionate Care
Hospice Foundation, 18 Orchard View Drive, Unit 4, Londonderry,