Joseph H. Harrison

Joseph H. Harrison, 95, of Mattapoisett died Wednesday December 6, 2017. He was the husband of Edna M. (Meehan) Harrison.

Born in Mattapoisett, the son of the late Edward and Frances (Oakes) Harrison, he lived in Mattapoisett all of his life.

Mr. Harrison for many years worked as a cement mixer driver and heavy equipment operator and was formerly employed by the Town of Mattapoisett Highway Department until his retirement. He later worked for the Mattapoisett Council on Aging as a bus driver.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy SeaBees.

He loved being outdoors doing yard work and gardening. Throughout the years he enjoyed the companionship of his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; his children, Jill Law and her husband Fred of Dartmouth and Edwin Comstock of Mattapoisett; nieces Betty Pickford of Clearwater, FL, Carol Zaslona of Fairhaven, Polly Ann Donnelly of Beverly and nephews Ronald Harrison and William Harrison, both of Brewster.

He was the brother of the late Gladys Haskell, Nancy Gross, James, Herbert, Beatrice and Thomas Harrison.

His Memorial Service will be held on Thursday December 14th at 10 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Burial with military honors will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Humane Society and Shelter – South Coast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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