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Marjorie A. Harrison

October 15, 1926 September 21, 2018
Marjorie A. Harrison
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It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Marjorie (Cook) Harrison announces that she passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the age of 91 in Milford, MA.

Marjorie was born to parents Charles and Mary Cook on October 15, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA where she grew up as one of four brothers and sisters. She attended the prestigious Philadelphia Girls High School, and while attending Temple University, she met and married Edward A. Harrison with whom she had two sons. She made education, perseverance and civic responsibility high priorities for herself and her sons as she worked as an administrator in Philadelphia City Hall and in the Philadelphia Public Schools Library System. She moved to Los Angeles in 1982 for the warmer climate and worked in that public-school system until she retired in 1991.

Marjorie developed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of her favorite two past times, reading and recounting details of an impressive number of mystery novels, as well as listening to, studying and attending the performances of her favorite jazz artists. These two interests were only exceeded by her immense love for infants and children of all ages.

Marjorie is survived by her son Glenn Harrison of Milford, MA, and five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren in Massachusetts, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. She was predeceased by her son Edward A. Harrison Jr, her parents, her sister Dorette Cook, and her brother Alfred Cook.

After cremation earlier in the week, a memorial service will be held for family and friends on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St, Milford MA 01757.

The family will welcome condolences and flowers delivered to the funeral home, or online at . We also encourage that donations be made in memory of Marjorie directly by mail to: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 (payable to CHOP Foundation), or online at .

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11:00 AM 10/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home

42 Congress Street
Milford, MA 01757

Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
42 Congress Street Milford 01757 MA
United States

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