Dorothea A. (Reed) Harris

February 17, 1928 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 93)

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Marion-Dorothea A. Harris, 93, of Marion passed away at home on August 3, 2021.  Mrs. Harris was the wife of the late Robert E. Harris and daughter of the late Edward E. and Marjorie E. (Rose) Reed, Jr.  

Dorothea was born at home in Whitman, MA and attended Whitman Public Schools. She was a Girl Scout Trainer and Leader and Band Parent.  She worked for many  years as a Switchboard Operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph and later as a Clerk for Peaceful Meadows Creamery.  She was also a former volunteer and Docent for the Sippican Historical Society for 20 years.

A seven time Mayflower descendant,  a Fortune descendant, 2nd boat on which Philip Delano arrived on and a ninth generation direct descendant of John Ellis, who’s family drew a home lot at Sippican for his service and death during the King Philip’s War.

Dorothea is survived by her devoted daughter Ann M. Harris of Marion, her sister JoAnn Reed of East Bridgewater and many loving nieces , nephews, relatives and friends.  She was the sister of the late Barbara Goulet, Ruth W. Eastman, Marjorie A. Duguette and Edward E. Reed III.  Ann especially is grateful and thankful to the staff and administration of MasterPeace Home Care and Beacon Hospice for the amazing and wonderful caregivers. 

A private graveside service was held in Old Landing Cemetery.  To leave a message of condolence please visit A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Sippican Historical Society, 141 Front Street, Box 541, Marion, MA 02738, 508-748-1116,   Please see the link below.  Arrangements by Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center Street Wareham, MA 02571

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Sippican Historical Society
141 Front Street BOX 541, Marion MA 02738
Tel: 1-508-748-1116

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