Terrance (Terry) Fish, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Marys with his daughters by his side on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. His beloved wife, Jackie Denis-Fish and parents, Jeremiah and Nelly, predeceased Terry.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1941 in North Stonington, Conn. He attended Norwich Free Academy until he left to enroll in the U.S. Army. He was in the military for six years and was a sharp shooter rifleman and an airborne ranger completing more than 300 jumps.
He was honorably discharged to move back home and spend time with his family in Connecticut. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal second award and Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M-14. He retired from General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in 2007.
In his spare time, he loved photography, drawing, cooking delicious meals, gardening and spending time with his family. He married his soulmate, Jackie Denis, on July 21, 1962, in Jewett City, Conn.
Terry will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Candy Fish, Kim (William) Trantalis, Stacey (Rick) Mendez and Michelle Fish; grandchildren, Danielle (Dan) Mikulak, Jennifer Trantalis, Ashlynn (Zack) Highsmith, Charlene Storey and Anthony Storey; and great-grandchildren, Ayden, Kaleb and Evelynn Highsmith and Olivia Mikulak.
A celebration of life will be held in Jewett City, Conn., in 2020.
Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.