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“So sorry to hear about your Mom Ann. Just to let you know that I am thinking about you. Give me a call if you get back here. My thoughts are with...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Johns (Lee) - Marion, MA

“Dear Anne and family, We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Although we never met her, she sounded like a wonderful, engaging woman. We...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Mary, Jim& Elizabeth Verni - MA

“Dear Anne & Channing, We were shocked and saddened to learn of your mother's passing. We feel fortunate we had those few moments to chat with her...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Joe & Marie Bete - Greenfield, MA

“Anne - my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May the special memories you have of your mother provide...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Danielle DiBiase - Taunton, MA

“Ms. Harris, I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May God's love and peace give you comfort during this difficult time. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Tracy Peery - VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Denise ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Denise Crowley - Needham, MA

“Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. Although it is easier on the deceased when they go quickly, it is such a shock to the family even if it really...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Lawson - Needham, MA

“We are very sorry to hear of her passing. She lived a good life. Deepest sympathies from me and your friends at Mahar class of 1975.Gary ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: gary dodge - Raymond, ME

“Anne, Channing & family Just want you to know we are thinking about you. The very first time we met Glenys she accepted us as family. She was a help ...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Allyn & Naomi Lamb - Wichita, KS

“Anne and Family you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. Gary and Denise Rogerson ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Gary Rogerson - Leesburg, VA

“Anne- My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts during this time. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara Petitti - Alexandria, VA

“Dear Anne and Channey, She was a second mom to me all those years ago. I have wonderful memories of her and the house and both of you. I...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jenna - Union, ME

“Dear Channing and Anne- I am so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. I will remember her caring and humor always. It was so special to visit her...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Dunbar Ferguson - Lakewood, CO

“Anne My prayers and thoughts are with you in the loss of your beloved Mother. May God comfort you and family and may you always cherish the...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Taylor - MI

“Dear Anne, Please receive our warm embrace and the sincere condolences from your GD European Land Systems colleagues. Teresa ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Lacruz - Madrid

“To Anne and your family - my sincerist condolences on your loss. May your mom find peace in God's care. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Eder - Burke, VA

“Channing and Anne, I am so sorry your mother's journey has ended. From what I could see, you did everything you could for her, and I'm sure she knew...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Alexandra Harris - Bellevue, WA

“Glenys was my Junior Sister at Simmons College. I missed her at Reunion this year, where we always talked about old times. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Libby Warren Backofen - Plainfied, NH

“Anne,Channing and family, my deepest sympathy. I share in your sadness with the passing of your mother. I want to express how thankful I am to have...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Joy Risatti - Orange, MA


Glenys M. Harris 1922-2010 ORANGE- Glenys Marian (Johnson) Harris, 88, formerly of 47 Warwick Road, died on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, following an illness. Born in Boston on January 26, 1922, she was a daughter of Albin C. Johnson and Marion Olive (Ramsey) Johnson, both of Orange. Glenys graduated from Orange High School in 1940, and as class secretary, she organized her class reunions for over 50 years. Following high school, Glenys attended Simmons College and graduated with a business degree in 1944. Her first job was at the Frick Collection Art Museum in New York City, where she loved the glamour and excitement of the city during the war years. In 1944, she married Earl F. Harris. Following the war, they returned to Orange where she devoted her life to raising three children. She also enjoyed many summers in Marion, Massachusetts where she was a member of the Beverly Yacht Club. In Orange, Glenys was elected a Trustee of the Wheeler Memorial Library, where she prepared the annual budgets for many years. Glenys loved theater and literature and was also a charter member of the Orange "Great Books" Foundation reading group, attending monthly meetings for over 50 years. She served for decades as a volunteer with the Franklin County Public Hospital, now known as Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, and served as President of The Board of Organized Work. Glenys was always willing to answer the call to community service, including serving as Hospitality Chair of the 1962 World Sport Parachuting Championship held in Orange, when 25 countries sent teams to the small town for a six-week competition. Her dedication and support to community, historical and cultural organizations were wide spread, including the Orange Women's Club, Lifetime member of Orange Historical Society, the Wheeler Memorial Library, Friends of Historic Deerfield, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the WGBH Educational Foundation. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Ramsey Harris of McLean, Virginia; a son, Channing Carl Harris and his wife, Theresa Fairbanks-Harris, of Hamden, Connecticut; a granddaughter, Olivia Marion Harris of Hamden; niece Marcia Morris and her husband, Shane Morris, of Sarasota, Florida; nephew Vern Ruggles and his wife, Mary Ruggles, of Carver, and their children, Stephanie and Daniel; brother-in-law, Edward S. Harris and his wife, Faye, of Northampton; nephew Brooks Harris of Marina del Rey, California; niece Nina Harris of Marina del Rey, California; nephew Grant Harris of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Glenys was pre-deceased by her daughter, Holly Annette Harris in 1980, sister, Carol Francis Inello in 2008, and her former husband, Earl F. Harris in 2001 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 10th from 10-11 a.m. in the Henley Room of the Orange Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main Street, Orange. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 10th at 11 a.m. at the Orange Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main Street, Orange, with the Rev. Megan Leary officiating. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. Flowers may be sent or contributions in Glenys memory may be made to either Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 or to the WGBH Educational Foundation, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135. Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest book, directions and florist may be found online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com or the family suggest www.sigdaflowers.com

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