George Fiske

Published on Friday, 5 October 2018 17:31


George Fiske 82, of Berlin, Conn., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 28, 1936, George was the son of the late Allen Clifford and Mary Garland (Hayes) Fiske and Stepfather Gerhardt Puppel. He was a member of St Paul’s Church in Kensington and an honorary member of East Berlin volunteer fire department. George worked at Wagner Ford in Simsbury for 34 years and left in 1989. He was also employed at the Town of Berlin for five years and retired in 1993.

George is survived by his loving wife Diane (Squillacote) Fiske, his daughter, Laura Karoll and her husband, Jeff and daughter, Debbie Simons and her husband, Jim all of Berlin, his grandchildren, Kristen Karoll Holmes and her husband, Matthew, Korey Karoll and Ashley Lumbra as well as several nieces, nephews and his dog, Sebastian. George was predeceased by his brother, Charles Fiske. A special thanks to the Berlin VNA and Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Funeral rites for George will be held Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 with the procession departing at 9:15 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 485 Alling St., Berlin. Committal service and final resting place will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Monday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Directions to the funeral home - I-84 east or west, exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) - right off exit - one mile down on right.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Berlin VNA, 240 Kensington Rd., Berlin, CT 06037 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. To extend condolences to the Fiske family or to share a memory of George, please visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Friday, 5 October 2018 17:31. Updated: Friday, 5 October 2018 17:34.