Stanley C. Harris

ORANGE — Stanley C. Harris, 86, of West Orange Road, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.

Born in Orange, Stanley spent most of his life in Orange. He attended Central School and Orange High School.

On March 25, 1952, Stanley enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Iceland for two years. He was honorably discharged on March 25, 1954.

Stanley married Beatrice L. (Webster) on Dec. 17, 1956, and they enjoyed over 40 years together raising their family until her death on May 21, 1999.

Stanley had worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Highway Department (now MassDOT) as a heavy equipment operator before retiring. Stanley could operate just about any piece of equipment from loaders and dozers to cranes. He had previously worked at the Rodney Hunt Company in Orange and the Orange Foundry.

Known for his hard working ethic, Stanley cut many cords of firewood over the years. He also had enjoyed reading, hunting and fishing, and taking walks in the Quabbin Reservoir area.

Stanley was a member of the Orange American Legion Post 172.

Survivors include his sons, James Harris of Orange, Larry Harris of Warwick, and Stanley Harris and Glen Harris, both of Orange; daughters, Wanda Sudjak and Lynn Harris, both of Orange, and Lori Harris of Greenfield; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, William Harris of Warwick; sisters, Virginia Cloutier of Florida and Helen Mclean of Greenfield; and nephews and nieces.

Besides his parents and wife, Stanley was predeceased by sons, Alfred Harris and Bruce Harris, and brothers, Wallace “Wally” Harris and Frederick Harris.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services and interment at South Cemetery, Orange, will be private.

Donations in Stanley’s memory can be made to the Orange American Legion. P.O. Box 172, Orange, MA 01364.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com

ORANGE — Stanley C. Harris, 86, of West Orange Road, died Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2017, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

Comments

Stan you were a great inspiration to me from the first day i came into your family you and Bea meant the world to me and always will. I enjoyed cutting wood with you and your kids and learning how to do many things like putting roof on the barn in west Orange to taking care of the cows. But most of all you taught me that life is not given you need to earn it  and i thank you very much for that lession.   you will be greatly missed.

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