Elise Harrison, 89 of Belmont, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023 after a long battle with advanced dementia.
She is the daughter of the late Martin Harrison and Anna (Bohigian) Harrison, both from Armenia, ·sister of the late Rose Harrison, Genevieve (Jean) Harrison, Victoria Davidian and Harry Harrison. She is survived by many loving nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews from Quincy, MA, Milton, MA, Merrimack, NH, Pompano Beach, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Spring Hill, FL, Olympia, WA and Fresno, CA.
She was employed for 42 years as an Executive Secretary to the President, Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of Arkright Mutual. Insurance Company, now FM Global.
Elise was proud to be an Armenian and was so instrumental in exposing her many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews and friends to learn and experience Armenian culture, history and traditions. Many picnics, bazaars and holiday celebrations were enjoyed.
Elise took wonderful care of her beloved sister, Rose who was truly her best friend. They loved going to church, taking drives and trips to Puerto Rico and Florida. These ladies had a passion for fashion, and both were admired for having many pairs of shoes and impeccable dressing.
Elise was the sole survivor of her immediate family for many years. She was fiercely independent, proud, and lived life on her own terms. She loved her parents, sisters and brothers and would reference them often in her later years. No doubt she is having a wonderful reunion with all of them. May she rest in eternal peace.
Funeral Services at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at church on Wednesday morning from 10 – 11 a.m. immediately prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Holy Trinity Armenian Church.