George R. Harris, 80, of Shrewsbury
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Lorraine (Potvin) Harris, and their children, Mark Harris and his wife Nancy of Shrewsbury, Debora MacLean and her husband Brian of Abington, and Chris Harris of Shrewsbury; eight loving grandchildren, Matthew MacLean, Kevin MacLean, Robert Harris, Erin Harris, Bryan Harris, Jenna McKnight, Kim Hardy, and Rob Hardy; a great-grandchild, Braiden McKnight; and his sisters, Louise Hadley of Holden, Evelyn Messier, and Dorothy Whitney, both of Worcester. Lillian Soderberg, Charlotte Harris, John Harris, Nel Fahy, Leoda Frappier, and Edward Harris all predeceased him.
George was born in Worcester; he was the son of the late George P. and Emma (Vient) Harris. He graduated from North High and worked for Nabisco for several years before becoming co-owner of Central Steel Rule Die, Worcester. He served in the Air National Guard for nine years, and was a member of St. Mary’s Parish for over 50 years.
George was a kind and loving family man who enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s races and football games. He also enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod, watching Notre-Dame football, following all the New England Sports teams, and playing cards.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Tuesday, July 1, from 4 – 7 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St. His funeral will be held Wednesday, July 2 from the funeral home, with a Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
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