OCEAN CITY – Harriet Elizabeth Fischer, age 85, died Sunday March 20, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late James B. Cradduck and Harriet A. Edwards Cradduck.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Joseph Fischer in 2003. She is survived by her sons James J. Fischer of Ocean City, and Douglas P. Fischer and his wife Debby of Centreville, Va., and one grandson, Richard J. Fischer of Centreville, Va.
Fischer had worked as a registered nurse for many years, and had been employed at Babies Coit Memorial Hospital in Newark, N.J., and Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, N.J. retiring in 1982. She was a member of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 100th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, and Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. before the mass. The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate.
Interment will be on Saturday at noon at Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper, Va. The Rev. Leo Zonneveld will officiate. In lieu of flowers a donation in her memory may be made to St. Luke’s Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 3400, Ocean City, MD 21843-3400, or to the charity of your choice.