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Arnold "Harry" Prescott Harrison

August 12, 1938 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Arnold "Harry" Prescott Harrison Obituary

Arnold Prescott (“Harry”) Harrison of York, Maine, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on March 24, 2024.  

Harry was born on August 12, 1938, in Nashua, NH, the son of Edith and Arah Harrison of Old Orchard Beach, ME.  He is predeceased by his mother, father, and sister Delma O’Malley, of Orlando, FL. He is also predeceased by his first wife, Sylvia Hamilton Harrison. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Harrison of York, Maine, his brother, Richard Harrison and his wife Mary Harrison of Hermon, Maine, his son Troy Harrison and his wife Robyne of Rye Beach, NH, and their children Taylor Harrison of York, ME, and Brock Harrison and Avery Harrison of Eliot, ME; Sarah Aguinaga and her husband Dan of San Francisco, CA, Tasha Boghosian and her husband Rich, of Wellesley, MA, and Marcus Lundgren of Cambridge, MA, daughters Lisa H. Gulliford of Orlando, FL and her daughter, Kassi Gulliford of Lacey, WA, and Elinor Kostanski and her husband Erik of Stoneham, MA.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Harry grew up in Old Orchard Beach, ME where he graduated from OOB High School in 1956.  He served as head lifeguard at Old Orchard Beach for many years and served as a reservist in the Maine Army National Guard.  He graduated from Gorham State Teachers College in 1960 and went on to a 39-year career in education at York Middle School, retiring in 1999.

Harry will be fondly remembered as a coach of football and track and field at York High School.  He also lead the youth football “Punt, Pass & Kick”  competition in York during the 1970’s.  

For many years Harry and Cathy loved traveling to the Dominican Republic.  Harry had a passion for Boston sports teams, woodworking and spending quality time with family and friends.  

For 20 years in his retirement Harry enjoyed working with longtime dear friend, Kent Kilgore, at Skipper’s Bay Lobster Meat Co.  

Harry will be missed dearly by all who knew him.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Jimmy Fund, Tunnel to Towers Foundation or an organization of your choosing in Harry’s name. 

A celebration of Harry’s life will be planned at a later date.  

 

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