1930 – 2017
Pomfret Ctr. – Mabel (Slye) Harris, 86, of Hampton Rd., died Thursday, March 30, 2017 in her home. She was the loving wife of the late Ray V. Harris, Jr. They were united in marriage at her parents’ home on July 14, 1951. Born in Southbridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Phoebe (Franklin) Slye.
Mrs. Harris was a registered nurse for Dr. Harry Eaton. She was a member of the Abington Congregational Church where she was on the Board of Deacons, she was a member of the Women’s Guild, and a Den Mother for Boy Scouts of America and was a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed reading, bowling, ceramics, traveling with her family and doing crossword puzzles.
Mabel is survived by her son, Ray Harris and his wife Linda of Pomfret Ctr., daughter, Christine Harris of Pomfret Ctr.; brothers, Thomas C. Slye of Pomfret, Frank G. Slye of Pomfret, and James A. Slye and his wife Marian of S. Windsor; her sister in-law, Anita L. Brock of Putnam; her grandchildren, Tamara L. Harris of Pomfret, Tonya R. St. Marie and her husband Kurt of Killingly, Trisha M. Franklin and her husband Ryan of Cromwell, Ray V. Harris, IV and his wife Stephanie of Bristol, Kellie L. Kirsch of TX, and Karrie E. Bourquin of TX; her great grandchildren, Kendra N. St. Marie of Killingly, and Zachary A. Harris of Bristol; and several nieces; nephew; great nieces; and great nephews.
A graveside service will take place for Mabel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Abington Cemetery, in Abington, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Mabel’s memory may be made to the Ray V. Harris, Jr., Memorial Trust Fund, c/o Pomfret Town Hall, 5 Haven Rd., Pomfret Center, CT 06259. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.