September 17, 2013

Elizabeth "Libby" Fish

POUGHKEEPSIE — Elizabeth "Libby" Fish, 93, a resident of Castle Court at Concord Village in Poughkeepsie, formerly of LaGrange, passed peacefully on Sept. 10, 2013. She was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Beverly, Mass., the daughter of Robert J. Hilton and Mary Lynch Owens.

Libby graduated from Beverly High School in 1936.

On June 29, 1941, she married Elmer P. Fish of Malden, Mass., at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church in Beverly, Mass. Together they relocated from Watertown, Mass., to the town of LaGrange, where they lived and ran a business for many years.

Libby enjoyed working with the P.T.A., LaGrange Historical Society, Dutchess County Board of Elections, and St. Joseph's Parochial School in Millbrook. She was a tireless fundraiser for her community. She, along with her husband "Al," had a lifelong involvement with LaGrange Fire Department. In her later years, she met regularly with her friends at Pleasant Valley Seniors and most recently enjoyed the company of her neighbors at Castle Court.

Libby is survived by her son, Robert (Paula) Fish of Cadyville, N.Y.; daughter, JoAnn Ruzich of Hyde Park; son Richard (Gail) Fish of Valatie, N.Y.; grandchildren, Robert Fish Jr., Suzanne Fish, Jason Weir, Jamie Weir, Kristoffer (Kendle) Ruzich, Janice (Steven) Weiss and Kiersten Kuhn, as well as six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Robert Hilton of Beverly, Mass.; and brother-in-law, Joseph W. Fish of Hope Valley, R.I.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Fish; sisters, Helen Hersey and Mary Frost of Beverly; and brother, Henry Hilton of Gloucester, Mass.

There will be a Mass celebrating her life 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Joseph Church in Millbrook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to LaGrange Fire Co. #1.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home, Pleasant Valley, NY. To sign the online guest book, please visit

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • marvinhealdFuneralHome.jpg_5.jpg Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield

    WILLSBORO — Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield, 64, of Point Road in Willsboro, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his family by his side.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • RussellGary.jpg_6.jpg Gary Russell

    PLATTSBURGH — Life's journey has come to its destination for Gary Russell, 64, of Military Turnpike in Schuyler Falls.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • theresasheffield.jpg_7.jpg Theresa Sheffield

    WILLSBORO — Keeseville - Theresa Sheffield, 84, formerly of Hill Street, Keeseville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • BreyetteCasey.jpg Casey M. Breyette

    PLATTSBURGH — Casey M. Breyette, 38, of Main Mill Street in Plattsburgh, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Glenmont, N.Y.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • HicksHugh.jpg Hugh "Pete" Hicks Jr.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • carolvassar.jpg Carol M. Vassar

    Keeseville — Carol M. Vassar, 65, of Keeseville passed away at her home, 18 Lamplighter MHP, surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • joycetanton1.jpg Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton

    PLATTSBURGH — Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton, 91, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Guilderland, N.Y., died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

Death Notices