NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Doris June (Blanchard) Harris, 101, of North Adams, Mass., died Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Linda Manor in Leeds, Mass.
She was born in North Adams, Mass., on June 24, 1918, daughter of Orion and Sarah (Delphy) Blanchard. She graduated from the former Williamstown High School. In her younger years, she worked at Sprague Electric Co. Doris was primarily a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Doris was an avid reader and enjoyed doing word puzzles.
She was the widow of Albert F. Harris, who died on January 16, 1995. They were married in 1937. In later years, Doris and her husband were able to go on several wonderful trips, making many new friends along the way. Doris was a remarkable woman: independent, intelligent and kind. She will be greatly missed, especially by her children. She was a wonderful and caring mother.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda J. Struthers of Easthampton, Mass.; one son, David Albert Harris and his wife, Patricia of Enfield, Conn.; her daughter-in-law, Elaine Harris of Largo, Fla.; three grandchildren, including Stephen M. Patryn and his wife, Linda, Lesa Fields and Michelle Herrick; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, William C. Harris; her granddaughter, Tammy Jean Patryn; and her brother, William Blanchard.
Funeral notice: A Calling Hour for Doris Harris will be held from 10-11 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Sherman Burbank Memorial Chapel in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Mass. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.