Elizabeth Anne Fisk

Elizabeth “Betsy” Anne Fisk, longtime resident of Milford, and more recently of Moultonborough, NH and North Hutchinson Island, Fla., 73, died October 21, 2010, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Melrose, Massachusetts on December 7, 1936 to Rev. Joseph W. and Dorothy (Tower) Haskell. She attended Milford High School graduating in 1954 and attained a B.S. in Nursing from Burbank Hospital School of Nursing-Fitchburg State College. She went on to earn an M.S. in Nursing from Boston University, an M.S. in Nursing Education from the University of New Hampshire and attended the University of Texas, Austin, where she entered the PhD program.

Mrs. Fisk was a professor of nursing education at Fitchburg State College for 21 years and a Professor Emerita of nursing at Excelsior College in Albany, NY. Moreover, she was a consultant, genealogist, lecturer, and researcher of family history, and a staff instructor for FHGRG with a specialty in genetic medical pedigrees. She was a very active member in the Haskell Family Association, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Tower Genealogical Society, Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling, and Military Officers Association of America Ladies Club. She was also Chapter Coordinator and Director of Registered Nurses Retired, President of the Friends of the Moultonborough Library, and actively involved in the Recreation Committee for Ocean Harbor North Condo Association.

Additionally, she was a very committed member of her community in Milford serving as a den mother for the Cub Scouts, had a working involvement with 4-H, member of the Laura G. Heald Club, taught kindergarten, was employed as a high school nurse at Milford Area Senior High School and was also an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at MASH. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Milford. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling with her family, gardening, sewing and quilting.

She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother.

Family members include her husband of 52 years, Richard P. Fisk of Moultonborough, NH; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gregory P. and Beatriz Fisk of Miami, FL, Kevin D. Fisk of Moultonborough, NH; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karin L. and Panfilo Almonte of Seymour, CT, Suzanne E. and Wade Gadreault of Johns Creek, GA; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Peter, all of Florida, Jessica of NY, Nicholas and Lauren, both of CT, Meagan and Matthew, both of GA, Rachel, Kyle and Ciara; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Richard and Edith Haskell of Rochester Hills, MI, Philip and Linda Haskell of Amherst, NH; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 26th at 12:00 noon in the First Congregational Church of Milford, UCC, 10 Union Street, Milford, NH. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Milford, Memorial Gifts Fund, P.O. Box 188, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.