JOBIT: Harrison, Richard J. [MC1962 RIP] on 2016-Aug-12

2016-Aug-18

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Harrison&lc=4025&pid=181101171&mid=7052189

In Memory of
Richard J. Harrison
November 21, 1934 – August 12, 2016
Obituary

HARRISON  Richard 81, of Westwood,NJ, formerly of Harrington Park, NJ, passed away on Friday,August 12, 2016.

Born in the Bronx, raised in Bayside, NY and Long Beach, NY. Graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School in Bayside (1948). Graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola,NY (1952). Attended Fordham University (1952-1954), he left and joined the U.S.M.C. where attained the rank of Sergeant in the 10th Marines.While in the Marines, he married his sweetheart-Margaret Flusk of Hoboken,NJ. They had seven children and a wonderful life. They lived in Harrington Park, NJ for 46 years and then moved to a smaller home in Westwood,NJ. His children are: Richard, John, Daniel, Maureen Gower,Meg Harrison, Marianne Illian and Madeline Adami. His grandchildren are: Tara and Philip Harrison; Angela, Nina, Anthony, Nicholas and Joseph Buratti, and Ryan Gower; Timothy, Kevin and Alicia Illian; Dean and Luke Adamant great-grandson, James Martinetti. He loved them alldearly. His siblings; Joan Robinson, Patricia Hennessey, Madeline McDermott and her husband Tom, Daniel Harrison and his wife Irene, and Eileen Delorme and her husbandCharles.

Richard was a vestment designer and manufacturer with Harbro Church Arts. He attended night school and received a Bachelor’s degree (with Honors) from Manhattan College (1962). He was along time fireman in HarringtonPark and was Chief in1975-76. He was also an ambulance corpsman in HarringtonPark and was the Captain in 1970-71. He was a member of the Board of Health and President of the Regional Board of Health. He served as a record-keeping member of the Washington Twp. Ambulance Corps. Richard was very involved with Our Lady of Victories parish in Harrington Park ands a Lector, Altar Server and part time Sacristan. At OurLady of Good Counsel in Twp. of Washington, he was the volunteer bookkeeper, frequent Altar Server and Friday morning Lector.The family will receive their relatives and friends at BeckerFuneral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Friday, August 19 from 2-4and 7-9 PM. The MemorialMass celebrating his life andfaith will be held at Our Ladyof Victories R.C. Church, HarringtonPark, NJ on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 AM.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the HarringtonPark Fire Dept. and/or The Harrington Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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Harrison, Richard J. [MC1962 RIP]

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