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PostHeaderIcon ELIZABETH ALICE HARRIS of MASS, January 22, 1937 – November 25, 2021

On Thursday, November 25, Elizabeth Alice Harris peacefully joined the angels in heaven. Born on January 22, 1937 in Warrington, England during World War II, she survived countless German rocket attacks and air raids. During one air raid she hid in a radio cabinet and fell asleep until after the air raid was over. Her family had thought that she had become a victim of the air raid, until she awoke later and came out. During another air raid she almost drowned in a bomb shelter. She, along with her siblings, had to scavenge for food and coal to survive.

In her late teens she met and married an American Serviceman who brought her to the United States. She mothered seven children by him until the two divorced some years later.

In 1971 she met the love of her life, Jack Harris, who would later become her husband in 1973. The two spent forty-eight blissful years together through thick and thin, traveling the United States and Europe. They had one child together.

Alice, as those close to her called her, loved to trout fish and was an avid bowler at the Northampton Bowling Alley, where she bowled on Thursday nights in a league for close to thirty years. She was most proud of the 7-10 split that she once picked up and talked about it for years.  She loved to knit and crochet, or “crotch’it,” as she liked to say.

She was certainly one-of-a-kind and not afraid to speak her mind and tell you what she thought in the only way she could. They certainly broke the mold after her. There is and always will be a void in the lives of those that loved and knew her.  

She is predeceased by her daughters, Patty, Kathy and Dotty. She is survived by her husband, Jack, her daughters, Kimberly and Sherri, and her sons, George, David and Joshua. She was a grandmother and great-grandmother to many including her granddaughter whom she raised, Michelle Riopelle.

Calling hours for Alice will be held at Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst, Thursday January 20, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts. Memorial guestbook at


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