WHITE RIVER JCT — A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery at a later date for William “Bill” Harris, 91, who died March 21 at the Mt. Ascutney Health Care Center in Windsor.
Bill was born on Jan. 28, 1922 in Bridgewater, the son of Luman Roy and Victoria (Geno) Harris.
Bill was educated in Bridgewater. He was on the local Ski Patrol and served as a Medic during World War II when he was stationed in France. During Bill’s four years of service in the US Army he was a member of the 10th Mountain Division.
He married Betty Jane Frechette on September 4, 1948.
Bill worked at the Bridgewater Woolen Mill, Harlan Booths Sawmill, and the Tip Top Bakery. He also worked for W. D. Cabot’s and served as an assistant on the Woodstock Ambulance. After leaving W.D. Cabot’s Bill went on to work at Dartmouth College where he worked as a cook until he retired in 1987.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2571 White River Jct., Elks Lodge 1541 Hartford, American Legion Post 26 White River Jct. and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock.
Bill is survived by his wife Betty Jane Harris, White River Jct; a son, Ronald Harris, Sarasota, Fla, two daughters, Elizabeth Hill, Bridgewater and Claudia Townsend, Richardson, Tx; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert J. Harris, Washington, DC.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Bugbee and Louise Severance.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the March 28, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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