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Harrison, Frank E.

Frank E. Harrison, a resident of Dennisport and a former longtime resident of Dedham, passed away with his daughters by his side on June 2nd after a brief illness at New Bridge on the Charles. He was 74.  Frank was born on April 11, 1937 to Benjamin and Gladys (Trull) Harrison.  One of 5 children, he spent his childhood in Dedham.  In 1966, Frank married Anna M. (LaRosa) and the couple settled down and raised their 4 children, Michael, Holly, Donna and Laurie.  Frank was an active member of the Celestial Lodge AF & AM of Westwood.  He was an avid outdoorsman, and became a member of the Cape Cod Fish and Game Club of Harwich.  Frank and his wife enjoyed a summer home in Dennisport, and Frank moved there permanently after Anna passed away.  Frank spent 20 years working for the Town of Needham Department of Public Works in the Parks and Recreation Department and before that was employed by General Linen Service.  Frank is predeceased by his wife Anna (LaRosa).  He is survived by his children  Michael Duley and his spouse Leila of Brazil, Holly Barisano and her spouse Jeffrey of Scituate, Donna Duley of Dedham, and Laurie Harrison and her spouse Julie Amato of Easton, PA.  He is also survived by his siblings William Harrison of Dennis and Barbara Vitale of Ohio; his grandchildren Julie and Michael Kachele, Adam, Joseph and Lucas Barisano and Kiana Duley; and his dear friend Sylvia Merrill of Dennisport.  He is predeceased by his sisters Beverly Soldani and Roberta Russo.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Monday, June 6th at 10AM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Interment at the Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  Visitation Sunday, June 5th from 4-8PM with a Masonic Service by the Celestial Lodge AF & AM  of Westwood at 7:30PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hebrew Senior Life, Development Office, 1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 for NBOC/ RSU Health Center.              

Guestbook Entries

  1. June 3rd, 2011 | 10:42 pm


    We were never sentimental with one another, We never cried, and never worried about a damn thing. The times we spent together we laughed and laughed and laughed and when all that laughter was over we threw on TRU tv or MTV and laughed all over again. You were less of a grandfather and more of a best friend, Someone who I loved to be around especially when I was feeling down and out. We shared the same sense of humor and could drive other people around us absolutely crazy!

    You looked at me one day after my Febuary wrestling show of 2009 and said to never give up my pro wrestling dream because after weatching me you thought I had what it took. I Love you buddy and I always will. See you at Wrestlemania!

    Grandson Adam

  2. Bonnie Waring
    June 4th, 2011 | 9:33 am

    Dear Holly, Laurie, & Donna
    deepest sympathy to you and your families. Frank was a fun guy. He had the greatest sense of humor….and a way with words! I always enjoyed being in his company. He was the first to nickname me “twinie”, and he taught me how to eat razor clams. I will miss seeing him at family functions. God bless you all.
    auntie Bonnie aka “twinie”

  3. Raymond L. Haddigan
    June 4th, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    I wish to offer my deepest, heartfelt condolences to Frank’s family. He suffered considerably with his recent illness until God decided to take him to a better place. May he rest in peace. Frank was a good friend since our high school days, nearly sixty years ago, and he will be sorely missed. There will forever be a vacuum in my life from his passing.

  4. Holly, Laurie and Family
    June 4th, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Pappa Frank. Our thoughts, hearts, and prayers are with all of you and your families!! We were fortunate to know Frank through Holly & Jeff, he was a wonderful man who knew so much about fishing and hunting and more! My husband loved him and his stories. We all did! All our love & prayers, The Kane’s (TJ, “the big guy”, Pam, Ryan and Katie

  5. Adam Barisano
    June 4th, 2011 | 8:15 pm


    We never had emotional talks, We never discussed unneeded life lessons and we never had an argument about a thing. What we did do together was laugh and laugh and laugh and then when all the laughter was assumed by others to be over…..We threw on TRU TV Worlds Dumbest Criminals and we laughed again! sometimes so hard I would cry. Now I cry for another reason the fact that your not here to make me laugh anymore. I Love you Papa and as your oldest grandson we had a best friend relationship and our same crazy sense of humor always kept me occupied.

    You told me as a fan of Pro Wrestling after watching me perform on the mic to never give up my dream of wanting to be a WWE superstar and for you papa I will never quit. Im going to miss standing on the deck with you every holiday talking about nonsense as we looked out at the North River. I pray I will see you again old friend. Tell Nana and Uncle Jack how much we have missed them.

    Grandson Adam (THE ROCK GOD)

  6. Jim and Karen Barisano
    June 5th, 2011 | 11:08 pm

    Frank was as nice a man as we’ve ever known. He spoke his mind and did as he chose. You always knew where you stood with Frank, and that was one of his endearing qualities. He lives on in his wonderful children and grandchildren and will be forever remembered. He’s in the happy hunting grounds now and will never feel pain again. God speed Frank! Jim, Karen, and Barry.

  7. Bobby Boulanger
    June 24th, 2012 | 7:40 pm

    i worked with frank for a few years at the town of Needham. Despite our age differences we became friends and spent time fishing and trapping together…laughing most of the time. He made an impact on my life and will always love the memories.

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