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Harry C. Fleischer 

1933 - 2017



Harry 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 Elizabeth Miele.

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 Cemetery, Malden.

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, NH 03053.



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