Robert E. Harrison
Robert E. Harrison
Robert E. Harrison, 89, of Rutland, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 29, 2012, with his wife and daughters at his side.
He was born in Rutland, August 2, 1922, the son of John W. and Florence (Roussil) Harrison.
He was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. He worked on the railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served his country in both WWII and the Korean War, and was proud to have worked in the engine room aboard the U.S.S. Miami.
He married Marion (Loyzelle) Harrison in 1949. They shared 62 wonderful years together. He was employed at Howard’s Garage and worked 25 years at Tambrands, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed woodworking and made many keepsakes for his family including dollhouses for his two granddaughters. He took up golf after retiring which became his summer pastime.
He was a life long member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served as both State President and was the local secretary for over 15 years. He was also a member of the American Legion. He served one term on the Rutland Board of Alderman.
Robert is survived by his wife Marion of Rutland, two daughters, Pamela Massari and her husband Wayne of Rutland, and JoAnne Conant and her husband Kim of Central, SC, one grandson Samuel Harrison Conant and two granddaughters Chelsea Conant and Brianna Massari, two sisters Marie Patterson and Carol Yakunovich, nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Harold (Joe) Harrison, James Harrison, John W. Harrison, Jr., and one sister, Patricia DiGangi.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland. Officiating will be the Rev. Thomas Houle, pastor.
There are no visiting hours.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A reception will follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Robert had been cared for by the loving staff at Our House Outback. The family is thankful for their wonderful compassion and all the extra hugs they gave Bob and his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Saint Joseph Development Fund or to the Rutland County Humane Society.