EASTHAM, MASS. — Barbara “Bobbie” Leslie Harris nee Frary, 92, of Eastham, Mass., passed away peacefully on May 16. She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Hazel (Flood) Frary. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, George R. Harris.

Bobbie was born on Sept. 18, 1920, in Greenfield, Mass. She was educated at Wilton Academy in Wilton, Farmington State College in Farmington, and Perry Normal School in Boston, Mass., where she received her teaching degree.

While in Boston, she went on a blind date with a U.S. Navy sailor, George R. Harris, they were married May 8, 1943. They moved frequently due to her husband’s job with General Electric. After their retirement, they moved to Cape Cod permanently. She worked with many theater groups and schools, designing and sewing costumes. Bobbie loved to travel with her husband, and also with Farmington State alumni. Most especially, she enjoyed her photo with a rhinoceros in Kenya on safari. “Funny Grammie” was the best back-rubber in the world, according to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Barbara L. Cantlie and her husband, Ron, of Chagrin, Ohio, Martha D. Shuster and her husband, Hank, of Orleans, Mass., and her son, Paul T. Harris and his fiancée, Connie Delano, of Kingston, Mass.; grandchildren Lisa Hummell (John) of Kingwood, Texas, Ron W. Cantlie Jr. (Cheena), of Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer L. McMahon (Chris), of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Mathew Harris (Betsy) of Denver, Colo., Brittany Harris and Emily Harris of Yarmouth, Mass., David H. Young Jr. (Sarah) of Stratham, N.H., Ashley D. Young of Belmont, Mass., Andrew E. Young (Simone) of Tampa, Fla., Eryn Hibbert (James) of Porter, Brian Harris of Orleans, Mass., and Adam Harris, of Eastham, Mass.; great-grandchildren Genevieve Harris, Charlie, James and Gwyneth Harris, Tyler and Kyle McMahon, Madelyn, Jack and Susanah Hummell, Cameron Young, and Hannah, Om and Roshen Cantlie; sisters Shirley E. Pope of Eastham, Mass., and Priscilla Richman and her husband, John, of Chicago, Ill. She also leaves behind her daughter-in-law Amy Harris.

Besides her husband, George, she was predeceased by her son, George R. Harris Jr.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Eagle Pond nursing home for all their kindness and care during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME 04015.

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