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Obituary for Christopher John Flisher

Christopher J. Flisher - 69

Christopher John Flisher, artist, writer, astrologer and beloved brother and friend to many, died peacefully on February 3, 2022, with his loving partner, Susan Purchon, by his side in Acton, Massachusetts. The cause of death was a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Louise Flisher, his father, Reverend Leonard Hawkins Flisher, and his first wife, Kristie Anne Wood (who, sadly, also died of a GBM in 2001). He is survived by his partner, Susan Purchon (Acton, MA), his sister, Susan Flisher Mau and husband Jim Mau, of Tallahassee, Florida; his three sons and their wives: Benjamin and Sheyda Flisher (Maynard, MA), Ryan and Jennifer Flisher (Ayer, MA), and Miles and Danielle Flisher (Dartmouth, MA); three step-daughters and their partners: Lyndsey Purchon & Ashton Posey, Courtney and Robbie Purchon-Guempel, Gabrielle Purchon; seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

Chris was born in Meriden, CT and spent his early years in Wallingford, CT. He graduated from Saint Peters High School, Peekskill, NY, Dean’s Junior College, Franklin, MA, received his technical writing certification at Worcester Polytech, and his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University.

Chris worked for many years as a technical writer, but his true passions (after his family) were music, art, and astrology. Chris wrote music reviews and interviews for the Boston Phoenix, hosted a music coffeeshop and a world music radio show for several years, and had a vast music collection and musical knowledge. As an artist, Chris was honored to have been selected as an Ambassador of Art by the US Embassy in Cape Verde. He hosted a popular radio show and podcast called Turning of the Wheel for over 10 years and wrote astrology articles for many outlets (including our local Beacon’s “Oh my stars!” feature).

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 19th at 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary of the First Parish Church in Stow, Massachusetts followed by a gathering and light lunch in the church’s Fellowship Hall. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to:, so the family may plan accordingly.