Joan Claire (Giddings) Fisher, 90, beloved wife of the late Harry T. Fisher Jr. for 71 years, died Friday, July 1, 2022 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, following a a brief illness. Born in North Quincy, MA on Tuesday, May 31, 1932, Joan was the daughter of the late Clarence and Hilda (Sherman) Giddings. She grew up in North Quincy, MA, graduated from North Quincy High School and resided in Middleboro, MA for over 60 years.

In her early years of marriage, Joan was a homemaker, creating a loving and warm home for her husband and children while keeping the books for their family businesses Agway Dairy Farm and Cranberry Bog. Later, she kept books for Windjammer Restaurant in Wareham, MA, Barnside Restaurant in Hanover, MA, Fisher’s Chicken House in Middleboro, MA and Shirle’ Fashions in Middleboro, MA. Following this, she had a vested interest and kept books for the Fireside Grille, Log Cabin and Riverside, all family restaurants in Middleboro, MA, and until now has continued to work as an accountant for Dave’s Diner, Harry’s Bar & Grill, Fishers. Pub, also in Middleboro, MA.

Joan was an active member of the Middleboro Ski Club. For more than twenty years, she practiced downhill skiing while entertaining family and friends at the “Home Among the Hills” vacation cabin she and her husband built in Poultney, Vermont. She was a former member of Central Congregational Church in Middleboro, MA, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crosswords, was an avid reader, and enjoyed baking pies and cakes. Her greatest joy was above all the time spent with her family.

Joan is survived by her loving sons and their families, Gid Fisher and his wife MaryAnne, and David Fisher and his wife Dina, all of Middleboro, five grandchildren, Joshua Fisher of Florida, Michael Fisher of Chicago, Katie Fisher of Middleboro , Colby Travers of Pembroke and Kendall Fisher of Middleboro, great-granddaughter Addison Fisher of Chicago, sister Jean Beatty of South Burlington, VT, daughter-in-law Cheryl Fisher of West Palm Beach, FL, and many lovely nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her son Jeffrey Fisher formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida, her brother John Giddings formerly of Abington, her devoted sister-in-law Olive L. Fisher formerly of Weymouth. Joan will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

All are invited to a memorial visitation for Joan on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford Street, Lakeville, MA 02347, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to send your condolences to Joan’s family, please visit the funeral home’s website at

Posted July 13, 2022

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