The Story of Barbara Jean Harrison

Catholic, disability, faith, family, lettinggo, love, truth

Middleburgh & Hudson Falls

 

Barbara Jean Harrison, 49, formerly of Hudson Falls, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home in Middleburgh, NY surrounded by her loved ones.

 

Born on April 17, 1968 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of Richard Harrison and the late Grace (Gorman) Harrison.

 

Barbara was a 1989 graduate of Hudson Falls Central School; a proud Tiger, she cherished and wore her class ring every day.

 

Fabulous, funny and fantastic are but some of the words to describe Barbara Jean.

 

Her joie de vivre, and honest and sarcastic way of giving it to you real will be missed in this world of artifice. Her wit and wisdom often was hidden under her shell of beauty (and her damn mascara) and those of you with Dollar General, Rite Aid and Walmart stock may be taking a bit of a hit to your portfolios.

 

Her dance moves were legendary, and her smile contagious.

 

So no tears, let’s crank the 1980’s rock and roll or 1970’s disco, watch some Magnum PI or Blue Bloods, Bonanza or John Wayne movies, read a cheesy romance novel, celebrity or sports magazine,  put on some red or pink lipstick, eat some Stewart’s Death by Chocolate ice cream, Combos or a candy bar and pig out!

 

Besides her mom, she was also predeceased by her paternal grandparents Arthur and Louise (Luise Maier) Harrison and her maternal grandparents Thomas and Loretta (Conlon) Gorman.

 

Left to cherish her memory besides her father include her sister, Kathleen Fuller and her husband Jeffrey of Colonie, and their children, Barb’s beloved nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Fuller (Allison Jordan) of Philadelphia, PA, Christina Fuller of Warminster, PA and Jonathan, Caroline and James Fuller with whom she colored pictures, played checkers and watched tv with while she lived with them in Colonie.

 

Her Schoharie County family were many and a special shout out goes to Jade, her jewelry wearing soul sister and her children (including Luke), Larry, the strong Quiet Man, Kira, the lunch box police and her getaway van driver, and Corrinne the enforcer. They loved her like a sister, allowed her to flourish and bloom, and eased her passing from this world to the next with kindness and compassion.

 

At Barbara’s request there are no calling hours or services at this time. There will be a celebration of her life at a later time as Barbara wants to swim with the dolphins in the ocean.

 

Donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Jean Emerson Scholarship, co/ Schoharie County ARC,. P.O. Box 307 Schoharie, NY 12157.

 

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.  For online condolences and to view Barbara’s Book of Memories please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.  

 

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