Maria Fisher, age 67 of Brighton, Massachusetts passed away on August 21st, 2019 due to an infection while surrounded by friends and family. Maria was born in New York to the late Harry and Judy Fisher on October 5th, 1951.
Maria was a beautiful soul who traveled the world, journeying to sacred grounds of Israel toiling with fellow travelers on kibbutz beneath the Mediterranean sun and as far as the distant shores of Southeast Asia where she shared coconuts and pineapple with her kids. Wherever she went, she remained practical and proud of the steely confidence her upbringing on the streets of the Bronx instilled upon her.
After earning a Master’s degree in education she worked as a school teacher in the state of Delaware where she devoted her life to her two boys and educating a wide range of children. Maria enjoyed playing the clarinet and recorder in orchestral ensembles, her Devon Rex cats, and activities with friends and family throughout her life. Every challenge Maria faced was overcome with courage and dignity. Always compassionate, she was a ray of light for many, guiding us all towards strength and joy in a sometimes turbulent world.
Friend – Mother – Devoted partner. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived and will remain an eternal source of love and inspiration by her brother Charles Fisher, sons: Jason Charles and David Alderson, daughters-in-law: Jane Hellman & Noy Xayavong, and beloved companion: David Robbins.
Please join us in reflecting upon and celebrating Maria’s life this Sunday, August 25th at 11:30 at Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02466. Following, the burial will be held at the Sviller Cemetery, 776 Baker St, W. Roxbury. Those wishing to honor her memory through donations please consider The National Gaucher Foundation, Angell Animal Medical Center, and Temple Beth Zion of Brookline.