Obituary: William E. Harrison

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William E. Harrison

MIDDLEBURY — William E. Harrison, 65, died on Dec. 27, 2016.

Bill was born on April 14, 1951 in Springfield, Mass., a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Schiller) Harrison. Bill grew up in Naugatuck, where he attended local schools and graduated from Naugatuck High School. He loved his family, neighbors and friends. Bill loved living in Middlebury and he enjoyed working many years for the Waterbury Republican-American. Bill was a good athlete and he enjoyed being outdoors, and he loved oldies music and swimming.

Bill is survived by his son, William E. Harrison, Jr. of Oakville; his daughter, Kristy Macchiaroli of Torrington; his sister, Karen Harrison of Bethlehem; his brothers, Robert Harrison of Middlebury, Steven Harrison of Lisbon and Raymond Harrison of Waterbury; his niece, Jessica and his nephews, Mark and Brian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Everyone attending is asked to meet at church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. There are no calling hours and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.