James T. Harris

HARRIS, James T. 79, of Cranston passed away Sunday April 29, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of June I. (Cunningham) Harris. He was the former husband of the late Nancy A. (Leete) Harris. Born in Waterford, Connecticut he was the son of the late Everett T. and Clora (Stanley) Harris of Westerly. James was a manager for Tilden-Thurber Jewelers of Providence. He was also a US Army veteran who was stationed in Alaska. He graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology. James is survived by three siblings, L. Stanley Harris of Mars Hill, NC; Everett T. Harris, Jr. of Wakefield; and Ruth L. Rossi of Seattle, WA. He is also survived by three sons, Edward M. Harris of Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Thomas L. Harris of Jamestown; and Roger A. Harris of Montreal, Canada. He was the devoted grandfather of James D., Lindsay S. and Abaigeal N. Harris. James was an active member of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston where he sang in the choir, volunteered regularly, and served as a Trustee for many years. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday May 6th at 4:00 pm in Phillips Memorial Baptist Church 565 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phillips Memorial Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.

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Noel Johnson Schobel - 05/03/2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Memories of your dad and our working years at Tildens

John Mecray - 05/03/2012

Our sincere condolences at this difficult time.

Carolyn Cole - 05/03/2012

My thoughts are with Jim's family and all those whose lives he touched in meaningful ways over the years. Special thoughts and prayers for Ed, Tom, and Roger and their families.

Jean Saunders - 05/03/2012

I am so sorry to learn of Jim's death. He was always so helpful and caring. I look at my beautiful ring that he designed and I think of him.

JOAN GANNON - 05/04/2012

my thoughts and prayers are with jim's family
hope all your memories will be positive.
worked with your dad at tildens..
and still intouch to this time.
i will miss his jokes, jim was so special and
caring to everyone...
i will miss you jim.
joan gannon

Barbara DiLanna - 05/04/2012

I worked with Jim for many years at Tildens and he was my dear dear friend. We stayed in touch over the years; he would even come to visit me at my store--D'Lan Fine Gifts.

My thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to his family...he will be deeply missed.


Kenneth I. Hincks - 05/05/2012

My sincerest sympathies go to June and the entire Harris family. He will be missed.

Azzedine and Nadia Downes - 05/06/2012

We had just recently met Jim as his new neighbors and whilst we only had a short time with him were touched by his kindness and generosity. Our condolences.

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