John C. Harris

John C. Harris, of Somerville, passed away on January 13 th , 2021, at the age of 82.
John was dedicated to God at The Salvation Army. He was a truck driver for most of his
life. He enjoyed building many things from bird houses to a tree house, to wood decks
where many great memories were made. John was an avid fisherman. He would always
reminisce about Father’s Day deep sea fishing trips aboard the Amberjack. He loved
fishing with his grandchildren at the Oliverian Dam and at Arlington Pond.
We will miss him every day for the rest of our lives. His contagious laughter will
forever ring in our ears and make us smile, as will his years of playing beautiful music on
his keyboard.

John is preceded in death, by only a few months, by his loving wife, Mary S. Harris.
Father of William Harris and his wife Susan of Lawrence, Rose Nalesnik and her husband
Jim of Lynn, Annmarie Lakin and her husband Robert of Lawrence, Lorraine Hight and
her husband John of North Billerica, and preceded in death by his youngest child, Chuckie
Harris. Loving Papa to Shannon (Harris) Breault, Ashley Harris, Nicholas Harris, Kristy
(Nalesnik) St. Pierre, James Nalesnik, Rob Lakin, Rachel Lakin, and KelliAnn (Hight)
Feener. Great Papa to Angel, Christian, Sam, Liliana, Hazel, Brendon, Paige, Teagan,
Avery, Jackson, and Cameron.

Services will be private. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Dana-
Farber Cancer Institute (


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  1. Christine (Tamoosh) Higgins on January 14, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    To Billie, Rosie, Annmarie and Lorrie: My condolences to you and your families. John was very much loved by so many people. He and your mom (and all of you) were a huge part of my life growing up. Even with so many years passing, they both were on my mind often. The memories are all so sweet. Much love to all of you, Christine

  2. David Goodrich on January 15, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Exactly how I remember him. My deepest condolences. Rest In Peace uncle John.

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