John A. “Jack” Harrison


John A. “Jack” Harrison, 94,of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Sarasota, Florida and formerly Martha’s Vineyard, died November 6 at home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Linda M. (Rovedo) Harrison with whom they shared forty-four years of marriage.  Born in Arlington, raised in Carlisle, he was the son of the late John and Ada (Whyte) Harrison.

An honorary discharged veteran, he served in the United States Navy.  He was an air traffic controller in the Navy stationed in Patuxent River Maryland.  After being discharged he went into the automobile industry and went on to open his own dealerships and was also involved in commercial real estate.

He loved hunting, deep sea and fly fishing and golfing.  He also loved dancing and singing for his family and friends.  He was a member of the Shriners and Masons.

Surviving him in addition to his wife Linda, is a son, Craig Harrison and his wife Margo of Old Orchard Beach, ME; two daughters, Vicki Ward and her husband Michael of ME, Lisa Savini and her husband Nick of Peabody; two sisters, Pauline Buchanan of NH, Marion Stebbins of Bellingham; 4 grandchildren, John, Luke, Robert, Skye; many nieces, nephews and great nieces, great nephews and extended family: Marion and Jim Powers of Manchester-by-the-Sea and their children, James Powers, Marni Powers Boyer, Kara Powers Burke. He was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Macone, Ada Barnett, Wanda Adams.

Visiting hours will be at First Parish Church Congregational, Manchester-by-the-Sea, on Monday, November 13, from 10 am to 11 am. Funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester- by -the -Sea.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.