Lillian Fish

ROCKLAND — Lillian T. Fish, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, June 4, 2021, in her home at Discovery Village in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Born June 25, 1926, in Paris Hill to William R. and Avis (Strout) Tuttle, she was educated in local schools before attending Gates Business College in Augusta, the Rockland Business College in Rockland, and ultimately receiving her certification as an accountant.

On Nov. 20, 1965, she married Erland “Erkie” Fish in Camden, and the two would eventually move to Palm Beach County, Fla. They would reside there for seven years while Lillian worked as a comptroller for Florida Chrysler, Plymouth and Roger Dean Chevrolet in West Palm Beach.

Returning to Mid-Coast Maine in 1972, Lillian and Erkie, with other partners, built and operated the Navigator Motor Inn in Rockland until 1974. That same year, they established Bumble Bee Construction company, which they owned and operated before selling that business in 1994.

Lillian loved the game of golf and was a long-time member of the Rockland Golf Club and the Women’s Golf Association. She also held memberships with the American Society of Women Accountants, the Rockland Emblem Club, was a charter member of the Winnie Doan Scholarship Association for Eastern Maine Technical College scholarships, and a member of the Union Congregational Church in West Palm Beach.

Lillian was predeceased by her parents William and Avis; husband Erland (Erkie); son Ronald Gordon; brothers William, Charles and Roger Tuttle; sisters Pauline Varney and Helene McKeen; grandson LaForrest Wellman III and brother in-law Vaikko McKeen.

She is survived by daughter Darlene Hosack and her husband Fred of Palm Gardens, Fla.; grandchildren Christina Bryant and Mark Wellman; great-grandchildren LaForrest Wellman IV and Brandon Wellman; great-great-grandchildren Corey Robbins, Kyle Arey and Natalie Arey; step-daughters Jan Fish and her husband Darrell, Jody Russell and her husband Nathan, Jaime Fish Connell and Jonne O’Farrell and her husband Rick; step-granddaughter Jacqueline Lipari and her husband Jacob; step-grandsons Conner and Ryan O’Farrell; step-great granddaughter Lucy Lipari as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Lillian will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 30, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

For friends and family unable to attend the service in-person, it will be available via webcast. To participate, go to Lillian’s Book of Memories at bchfh.com. Click on the “Photos and Videos” button and then the “Watch Webcast” button.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or online at stjude.org.
Or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston, Donation Dept., 51 Blossom St. Boston MA 02114 or online at donate.lovetotherescue.org.

To share a memory or condolence with Lillian’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.