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Anne HarrisonSeptember 20, 1929 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 88)
Roberta Anne Harrison, 88, formerly of West Chester, died at her home in Downingtown on December 30, 2017 with her loving family by her side. The daughter of the late Robert S. and Roberta Suter Wright, Anne was born on September 20, 1929 in Ridley Park, Pa. She lived there until her father’s work took the family to Flint, MI. for eight years. They returned to southeastern Pennsylvania in 1944 when they moved to Swarthmore. Anne graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1947 and she was employed in bookkeeping positions. In 1957 she married her loving husband, Deacon Arthur Gerald (Jerry) Harrison.
Anne and Jerry moved to West Goshen in 1959 and raised their family there. Anne was a founding member of both S.S. Philip and James Parish in Exton and then S.S. Peter and Paul Parish in East Goshen. She volunteered at the children’s school and was an active member of her parishes.
In 1976 Anne returned to the workforce where she first worked in her husband’s business, and then in various accounting and bookkeeping positions until she retired in 1998. Anne enjoyed being with family and friends, the ocean, reading, jigsaw puzzles and her Phillies.
Anne is survived by her very loving husband, Jerry, her children, Kathleen M. and husband Scott Webb of Leesburg, VA and their 3 children, son D. Zachary, wife Elizabeth and great-grandson Vance of Shreveport, LA; daughters Rebecca Webb DuVal (Daniel), and great-grandchidren Kaelyn and Everett of Richmond, VA.; and Nicole Webb Griffin (Brian) of Colorado Springs, CO; son James R. Harrison and wife Denise of West Bradford, and their 3 daughters; Erin Harrison Frie (Paul) of Landenberg; Victoria Q., and Lindsay A., of West Bradford; and daughter, Elizabeth A. Harrison of Downingtown, and her 3 children, Andrew C. Finkbohner (Kristen) and great-grandsons Owen and Logan of East Fallowfield; Jaclyn E. Wardrop (Kory) and great grandson Dylan, of Lancaster; and Matthew D. Finkbohner (fiancée Kelly DePedro) of Coatesville. She is also survived by a brother, Richard D. (Jane) of Wilmington, her sister-in-law Sister Ann Marie Harrison, IHM of Camilla Hall, Immaculata, Pa., and two nephews, Robert H. Wright (Carol) of Lewes, DE and their family, and her nephew and wife, Richard I. Wright and Shannon of Blacksburg, VA.
Besides her parents, Anne was predeceased by a beloved son, Daniel G., a brother, Robert S. III, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday January 4, 2018 from 9:30-11am at the SS. Peter and Paul Church, 1325 East Boot Road West Chester, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11am. Interment will be private.
Anne enjoyed reading. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make donations to SS. Peter and Paul School Library, 1327 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380.
If you attend Anne’s viewing or Mass, please avoid wearing perfume, cologne, and other fragrances. Anne would like any of her friends with pulmonary health problems to be able to attend if they wish.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home 610-696-1181 www.DellaFH.com
SS Peter & Paul School Library
1327 Boot Road, West Chester PA 19380