Monday, August 6, 2012

William E. Harris

William E. Harris, age 81, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Long Island, NY, on October 26, 1930, son of the late William and Alfreda (Nee: Haas) Harris.

William attended Cornell University and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On August 26, 1961, he was united in marriage to Josephine A. Pisciotta. Together they raised a family, settling in Lake Forest, IL, where they resided for 30 years before retiring to Racine.

Surviving are his wife, Joy; three children, Anne (Stephen) Blyth of Glen Ellyn, IL, James (Magda) Harris of St. Charles, IL, Michael (Lori) Harris of Petersburg, NY; four grandchildren, William and Kathleen Blyth, Bagner and Daniel Harris; a sister, Kathleen Egly of Gloversville, NY; brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1100 Erie St., on Friday, August 10, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Antony Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the St. Patrick’s Church Meal Program have been suggested.

A very special thank you to Allay Home Hospice and Bright Star Home Health for their loving and compassionate care. 

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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