Mary S. Harris
Mary S. Harris, of Somerville, passed away on August 25th at the age
of 82. Mary worked for Catholic Charities for 35 years, where she began as
a social worker whose main focus was protecting all the children she was
put in contact with. As years went by, she moved into adoption where she
made families’ dreams come true and found the perfect homes for children.
In her final years at Catholic Charities she was the Director of the Foster
Grandparents Program. She gave many people a purpose by placing them
in schools to work with the children. As a loving grandmother herself she
knew that nothing brings more joy than helping others. Mary’s mission was
to ensure all children were safe and happy. She also worked for H&R Block
as a tax preparer for over 30 years where she made wonderful, life-long
Our Mom was the most dependable person, all giving, selfless,
beautiful, and kind beyond words. We will miss her terribly, every day for
the rest of our lives. But we will never forget her contagious laughter,
world-renowned Nana hugs, and the way she made everyone in her life feel
like they were the most special and loved person in the world.
Survived by her loving husband, John C. Harris. The most amazing
Mother 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 her youngest child, Chuckie Harris. Sister of John
Iozzo of Attleboro, Rose Goodrich of Medford, and preceded in death by
her brother Giacomo “Jim” Iozzo. Loving Nana to Shannon Breault,
Christopher Manaster, Ashley Harris, Nicholas Harris, Kristy St. Pierre,
James Nalesnik, Rob Lakin, Rachel Lakin, KelliAnn Feener, Heather Torsey,
& Anna Levesque. Great Nan to Angel, Christian, Sam, Liliana, Brendon,
Paige, Teagan, Jackson, Cameron, Avery, and Hazel.
Services will be private.
Donations may be made in Mary’s memory
to the Joslin Diabetes Center (Joslin.org)
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