Richard Walter Fisher, Jr. (’74)

Richard W. Fisher Jr. of Mashpee, 73, died on January 1 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

Born in Austin, Texas, he was the son of R. Walter Fisher Sr. and Mary Josephine (Johnson) Fisher. He spent most of his adolescence in Beaumont, then graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Mr. Fisher had a 40-year career working in accounting and finance for various companies.

He wed Henrietta Petter in 1973, and they would go on to share 47 years of marriage. In 1987, the Fishers moved the family from Texas to New England, finally settling in Mashpee, where they lived for the past 23 years.

Mr. Fisher loved New England most for its four seasons, his two favorites being autumn for its beautiful foliage and cool, crisp weather, and winter for its cold, snowy days. He liked working in the yard and enjoyed taking scenic drives, with the mountains being his favorite destination.

He had a passion and affinity for animals, feeding the birds and squirrels, keeping pets and earning the name “Cappy Grampy” in honor of his cat.

He had a deep faith in Jehovah God.

In addition to his wife, Henrietta P. Fisher, he leaves his brother, Samuel R. Fisher of Dallas, Texas; four children, Eric Fisher of The Woodlands, Texas, Joy Fisher of Mooresville, North Carolina, Walter Fisher of Marion and Annie Fisher of Watertown; five grandchildren; and other family.

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