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In Memoriam: Br. Michael Fisher

In Memoriam: Brother Michael Fisher, FMS

(Wake & funeral arrangements at bottom of this page)

It is with heavy hearts that Archbishop Molloy High School announces the sudden passing of Brother Michael Fisher, FMS, on Saturday, May 11th. Brother Michael, a member of the Marist Brothers of the Schools for 55 years, was 71 years old.

Brother Michael was born and raised in Mexico. He became a postulant with the Marist Brothers in 1963 and entered the Marist Brothers Novitiate in Mexico City in 1964. He professed first vows in 1965. After completing his religious and academic studies at the Marist Scholasticate in Queretaro, Mexico, he began his ministry serving as a teacher at Pachuca, Mexico from 1968 – 74. He also served as a teacher at Sauayo, Mexico (1974-76), Colegio Mexico, Mexico City (1976-80), St. Mary’s High School, Manhasset, NY, (1984-1990) and at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, NY. Brother Michael served at Molloy from 1990 until his passing. He also served as Principal / Director at the Marist School in Pachuca, Mexico (1980-84).

Brother Michael professed his final vows in 1970. He earned two Masters degrees during his years in Mexico.

Brother Michael was the son of Caleb Fisher and Anne (Staffregan). He is survived by his brother-in-law, Enrique Cardona, his sister-in-law, Sandra Cardona, as well as his nieces, nephews, and his Marist Brothers of the Province of the United States.

At Molloy, Brother Michael taught Spanish, moderated varsity soccer (1990-1992), and moderated the Student Activities Committee (1992-1997). Brother Michael is remembered for his faith and commitment to St. Marcellin Champagnat’s mission, his inviting classroom demeanor, his professionalism, and his warm sense of humor. He loved and cared for his fellow brothers in our fourth floor community, as well as the thousands of Stanners he taught. He always brought a smile to our faces. We pray for the repose of the soul of Brother Michael and ask our community to please keep him, his family, his students and colleagues, and the Marist Brothers in their prayers today.

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