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Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

142 Elm Street, Marblehead, MA

OBITUARY

James Robert Harris

December 9, 1944March 14, 2020

MARBLEHEAD- James Robert Harris, 75, a longtime resident of Marblehead, passed away on March 14th at Salem Hospital. James was the beloved husband of Annette (Beaulieu) Harris of Marblehead with whom he shared over 48 years of marriage. Born in Salem, James was the son of the late Robert Tyler Harris and Mary (Cook) Harris. Jim attended Marblehead schools and graduated from Marblehead High School with the Class of 1962. He also earned an Associate’s degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and worked as a machinist at GE for over 25 years. Later he worked at Weir Valves and Controls in Salem then Ipswich for 12 years until his retirement. Jim enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and boating in the New Hampshire Lakes region with his family. He was the devoted father of Scott Harris and his wife, Heidi of Silver Springs, MD; the cherished grandfather of Brandon and Anna Rose; the dear brother of William Harris and his companion, Karen of Seekonk; the adoring nephew of Jeannette Hall of Ipswich, Carol Beaulieu of Beverly, and Lucille Beaulieu of Florida. He is also survived by several cousins. Funeral services and burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Salem will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead -781-631-0076. To share a memory or leave online condolences please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

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Donald Jermyn

March 25, 2020

I could write a book about the good things and the not so good things we did together. We got rescued off Tinkers Island by a Coast Guard helicopter, going 80 mph in your GTO down Village st. When we were kids growing up together fishing, hunting, playing football you were my best friend. Any time during my adult life i could call you and talk and laugh about our lives just like we did years ago. I will miss you and your humor but i have all the memories we shared together and when life ends that is all we are left with. YOUR LIFE LONG FRIEND. Donald Jermyn His nickname was Tex when he was younger.

Jennifer Jermyn-Cote

March 25, 2020

Dear Annette,
I am very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He is forever the picture of good humor and compassion to me. I have many fond memories of his visits to our house in Westfield. My father often tells my son John about their fishing and duck hunting escapades. Not to mention the shenanigans as teenagers. And you never want to pull a "HARRIS" which is akin to a jinx. Such great times he shared with my father. You are in my thoughts,

Love
Jennifer Jermyn-Cote

Patrick Cox

March 18, 2020

To Jim's family,

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Worked with Jim at Weir valves for the years he was there where we shared memories of working at GE. I remember Scott worked with us at the plant in Salem one summer while on college break. Deapest sympathies for you loss!

Pat and Tom Adams

March 17, 2020

Dear Annette, Scott, Bill and families ,
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We knew Jim from back when we moved next door to his parents in Marblehead. Son Scott and our son Bryan became friends when they were about 5 years old as Scott visited his grandparents home and the boys would often play together. It was a pleasure knowing Jim and Annette over the years. He loved duck hunting and we remember his many stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as is our most
Sincere Sympathy.
Pat and Tom Adams
Village St.