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Harris, Harold J.

Harold Joseph Harris, a 12 year resident of Dedham and a 40 year resident of Stockbridge, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He was 84. Mr. Harris was born in  East Boston, the son of the late John T. and Ellen (Duffy) Harris. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945, joining his 3 brothers who were also fighting in World War II. Harold lived in Mission Hill for 20 years and then in West Roxbury for 20 years. Mr. Harris began working for the Boston Symphony Orchestra as an assistant to the stage manager in 1965 and retired in 1989. He was then asked to work for the Symphony during their summer programs at Tanglewood, out in the Berkshires, where he continued for another 10 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara M. (Sullivan) Harris. He is survived by his daughters Carolan H. Vaughn of Dedham and Judith A. Harris of Natick; his son-in-law Neil Vaughn of Dedham; his grandsons, Christopher H. Vaughn of Essex Junction, VT and Nicholas Vaughn of Dedham. He was the brother of the late George A, Edward J. and John T. Harris Jr. and Priscilla M. Harris. Visiting hours will be held Friday 4-7 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham. Relatives and friends will gather Saturday at 8 am at the funeral home and proceed to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham for the celebration of his Mass of Christian Burial  at 9 O’clock. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in Mr. Harris’ memory may be made to Charles River ARC, 59 East Militia Heights, Needham, MA. 02492, ATTN: Gerald Riley

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dolon Peete
    December 15th, 2010 | 11:18 am

    To the family:
    My deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, I find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Holy Writings at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death:
    “All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, Until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.”
    The scriptures indicate that it is possible to reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. My sincere condolences to your entire family and friends.

  2. Rita Flaherty
    December 15th, 2010 | 11:55 am

    My deepest sympathy & love to Carolann, Neil, christopher and Nicholas – I’ll always remember the wonderful time we spent out at Tanglewood and how generous and loving your Dad was. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rita Flaherty

  3. Flo (Albano) Campbell
    December 15th, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    Carolan Neil, Christopher, and Nick. My deepest sympathies are with you at this time. Harold will be sorely missed…by everyone. I visualize Barbara and Harold reunited and smiling. Our loss is heaven’s gain. We have yet another “Spirit of Beachwood” to remember fondly and to watch over us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo Flo

  4. Louis Orecchio
    December 16th, 2010 | 9:16 am

    Neil our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

    Louis & Denise Orecchio

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