James Harris

James D. Harris

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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HARRIS, James Duncan, 85, of Medfield, MA passed away peacefully on Monday December 21, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after a long and happy life. Jim was born and raised in Hopedale, MA before moving to Medfield in 1978.

Beloved husband of the late Sally Ann (Harlow) Harris. Loving father of Bradley J. Harris and wife Nicole of Canton, and Steven A. Harris and wife Kathryn of Wayland. Brother of the late David C. Harris and wife Cynthia of Normandy Beach, NJ. Cherished grandfather of Cooper Harris, Redding Harris, Penelope Harris, and Maxwell Harris.

Jim served in the U.S. Army in the 1950s as a teletype operator and was a graduate of Burdett College in Boston. He worked for Draper Corporation in Hopedale before joining C.H. Powell Company in 1976 where he worked for 34 years.

Jim was a people person, always ready to chat with anyone with a smile on his face. He took great pride in his family, loved the New England Patriots, enjoyed complaining about the Red Sox, and ate a bowl of ice cream every night.

Services will be private. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, or the next time you have a scotch, raise your glass to Jim.

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Posted at 09:46am
from: Yves Piesvaux
To Steven and Brad
Your Dad will always be in my mind one of the most kind and friendly person I ever met. Always smiling and eager to hear your stories. My condolences to both of you. So long , Jim.

Brad Harris Posted at 09:53am

Thank you Yves. It's sad to lose him, kind of the end of an era. It's wonderful to hear how happy he made everyone he talked to. I hope you're doing well.

Brad Harris Posted at 09:54am

Thank you Yves. It's sad to lose him, kind of the end of an era. It's wonderful to hear how happy he made everyone he talked to. I hope you're doing well.

Kevin Smith

Posted at 09:23am
To The Harris Family,
My name is Kevin smith and I Live in Millis,Ma. I met your Dad through my late Mother Carol Smith. They became friends after my Dad had passed in 2013. They use to go out for Dinner at the Horse N' Carriage and other places. I had the pleasure of meeting your Father on several occasions as I sometimes drove him to various Dr. Appointments in Natick. After, we would go to lunch. What a kind and caring and generous man your Father was. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

Brad Harris Posted at 09:48am

Thank you Kevin. My father always talked fondly of you, and was grateful for both his friendship with your Mom and your help with his appointments. Thank you for the kind words. -Brad Harris

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