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William Joseph Harrison, Sr.

William Joseph Harrison, Sr.
  • September 28, 1931 - April 8, 2017
  • Vernon, Connecticut

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“Ethel and family,So sorry to hear about Bill. Thinking of you. Best wishes always,Jay Nilsen ”
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“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
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“Todd,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the wonderful memories of your Dad console you during this difficult time.Larry and...Read More ยป
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“Our thoughts are with you Ethel, we send our sympathies to you and to all of your family.Judy & Joe ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Spillane - Ocala, FL

“With sympathy during this difficult time. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

William Joseph Harrison, Sr., 85, of Vernon, beloved husband to Ethel (McLain) Harrison, passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Rockville General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 28, 1931 to the late George and Mary (Richards) Harrison in Longview, Washington. William was a graduate of Oregon State and Washington State Universities and served in the US Army from 1953 - 1955. William was a resident of Vernon for over 50 years. He worked as a ceramic engineer for both Boeing and Pratt & Whitney, later working for New York Meat Co. He enjoyed reading, gardening, Sudoku, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles. He was a devoted father who took special joy in singing to his children and, later, grandchildren. William is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ethel; his sons William, Jr. and wife Carol of NJ, Mark of NC, Scott and wife Jill of South Windsor, Todd and wife Liz of Vernon, Jeff and wife Jess of NH; his daughter Megan Brock and husband Dru of CA; his grandchildren Emily, Tristan, Rielly, Liam, McKenzie, and Sarah Harrison, and Lilian Brock. He was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Jack, and his sister, Helen H. Evans. The wake will be held at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, (Route 83) Vernon from 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A Memorial Service is being held at the First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon at 11 AM on Thursday April 13, 2017. Memorial donations in William's memory may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. His family would also like to extend special thanks to all the staff within the ECHN network as well as the Visiting Nurses Association for the exceptional care given to him. For online condolences and directions please visit