FARMINGTON — Pearl I. Harris, 93, died Thursday, June 7, surrounded by family and the caring Staff at Sandy River Nursing Care Center.

She was born in New Sharon on Nov. 9, 1924, to Cecil Emerson and Linda Ella (Ross) Harris.

Pearl grew up and went to school in New Sharon. Her passion was crocheting and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She spent many hours talking with them about the family history and her life growing up, conversations that her family will cherish and carry with them forever.

She married her husband, Burchard, on June 27, 1947, in Farmington. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning.

Pearl will be missed by her brother Paul and his wife Elaine of Thomaston, three sons Dennis and his wife Brenda of Azle, Texas, Douglas and wife Felicia of Farmington Falls, and Daryl and his wife Brenda of Wilton. Fourteen grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, along with many others who referred to her as “Grammie.” Many nieces and nephews.

Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Ella, siblings, Leona, Reuben, Albert, George, Emerson, Eddie, Florice, and Percy; her husband Burchard and children, Darlaine, Dianne, Danniel, and Dickson. Also, a great-granddaughter, Addilyn Davis.

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