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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

C. Karen Harris

May 8, 1935October 8, 2019
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Portland -C Karen Harris, 84, from Portland passed away on October 8th after a short illness.

Born in Portland to Charles and Kay (Burnham)Fairweather on May 8, 1935 she grew up in Libbytown and Graduated from Deering High School in 1953. She had many careers; from working at GMAC Finance to Delta Airlines and then onto a career as a dental hygienist with Dr. Harry Siedel. After raising her four children she went back to work at Sun Savings Bank and then Shaw’s. Her favorite career by far was being a mother to her four children and Nana to her three grandchildren. She volunteered many hours with Nathan Clifford PTO and the CCD program at Sacred Heart Church. She is a past President of the Portland Lioness Club. She was a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart and St Patrick’s Churches and served as a Eucharistic Minister in both parishes. Very proud of her Irish heritage she enjoyed her multiple visits to Ireland and listening to Irish music. You could always find her enjoying the sunshine wether in a lawn chair with a good book or on the beach at the end of Eagle Ave in Saco. Think of her whenever eating a bowl of ice cream, her favorite snack.

She is survived by her sons Richard (R.B.), Charles & wife Jennifer, Jonathan & wife Sandra, and daughter Katie. As well as her grandchildren Kailey, Sydnee and Jeremy. In addition she is survived by her sisters Ellen Flessner, Sue Borduas and husband Ted and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mercy Hospital who treated mom with kindness and dignity during the past few weeks.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mercy hospital Foundation C/o Pastoral Care P O Box 679 Portland 04104

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Fairweather, Father
  • Kay Fairweather, Mother
  • Richard "R.B." Harris, Son
  • Charles Harris, Son
  • Jennifer Harris, Daughter-in-law
  • Jonathan Harris, Son
  • Sandra Harris, Daughter-in-law
  • Katie Harris, Daughter
  • Kailey Harris, Granddaughter
  • Sydnee Harris, Granddaughter
  • Jeremy Harris, Grandson
  • Ellen Flessner, Sister
  • Sue Borduas, Sister
  • Ted Borduas, Brother-in-law

Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories

C. Karen Harris

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JACK Mccarthy

October 12, 2019

KATE.SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOST.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER.MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

Steve Kelley

October 11, 2019

I grew up with the Harris family as my good neighbors, I must have cut through their property 2000 times during the course of my childhood. Mrs. Harris was always the caring mother and matriarch of the neighborhood kids. I remember her for her generosity, good manners ( which she insisted) and willingness to whip up sandwiches for hungry kids. So thank you Mrs Harris for your part in my life, you will be missed. Sincerely, Steve Kelley.

Ann (Kelley ) Sprinkle

October 11, 2019

Karen was a great friend and a good neighbor in the years we were raising our families. Such fond memories I have of back yard BBQ's along with Church and school functions. I especially remember her lovely smile.
Cherish the wonderful moments with her that filled your lives.

Patti (Grassi) Coyne

October 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to all. I simply adored your mother...as I think I’ve shared many times. ❤️ I know how much she loved her children and especially her grandchildren.....you were all so lucky to have such a wonderful lady in your life.

Shauna Damboise

October 11, 2019

Your mom was like a second mom to me… I can hear her now calling out through the neighborhood for Johnny, Charlie, and RB! Salt of the earth and shot from the hip you knew you would get good guidance talking to her. Hugs to you all knowing this is a hard journey for you all- Mom and Anne M are up there showing her the ropes. xoxo

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